The prophet Jeremiah tells us:
15 “‘In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;
he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it will be called:
The Lord Our Righteous Saviour.’”
We begin our Advent journey today.
A time to prepare, to wait, to anticipate
that promise God gave to Jeremiah
the righteous branch from David’s line
for our salvation
in that hope and expectation, we light our first Advent candles
May the light of hope burn brightly
on this wreath
and in our hearts
to burn within us
as we worship this day