Monday, December 6, 2010

Advent: The Candle of Peace

Late last night, after our annual Christmas Celebration Supper, we came home to have our second Advent reading and candle lighting.  It was Seth's turn to do our reading and light the Candle of Peace.
Then, it was time to hide the nativity pieces for the week and hunt for them in the dark with a flashlight! Please excuse all the busy-crazy-no-time-for-cleaning-last-week-clutter in the background of the pictures!!! My house is VERY real right about now!!! :)
Last week, it was youngest to oldest, in the hunt for the nativity pieces.  This week, we declared the oldest would go first!!! :)  Seth found one of the angels.  And yes, we really are in the DARK, with just a flashlight......I took pictures with FLASH nearly blinding us all in the process!!!
I LOVE this picture of Simon searching for the elusive donkey.....Do YOU see it?
He FINALLY found it!!!!

Finding just the right place....
 Samuel spotted the second angel right away on the MESSY computer desk!!!
 I snapped this picture JUST as his angel tumbled down from the roof.  He needed just a bit of help to get it to stay!!
Callie was soooooo excited to FINALLY search for her piece...she was just a bit miffed that she was LAST this week!!! :)
What it REALLY looked like while searching for nativity pieces....
Callie puts the little shepherd boy outside of the stable.  The kids are already asking what pieces will be hid next week!!!
Second Sunday of Advent
Candle of Peace.  We'll relight the first candle of Advent, the candle of hope.  Then we'll light the second candle of Advent, which is the candle of peace.  This candle helps us remember that Jesus was called the Prince of Peace.  He wants us to learn how to live together in peace with each other.  That means not fighting with our brothers and sisters or hurting someone else's feelings.  As we think about Christmas, let's find ways to be kind and loving to other people.

Bible verse for today. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."  Luke 2:14

Prayer. Dear Jesus, we want to be kind, helpful, and caring to other people no matter who they are or what they look like.  Teach us how to live in eace every day with our family, friends, and everyone we meet.  Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the pic of Callie with the huge flashlight... lol...

Sarah H.