Advent 2015 Day 1

Advent day 1 (The first Sunday of Advent – the first Sunday, following Thanksgiving)
If using an Advent Log, light candle one.
If using an Advent Wreath, light candle one.

My first thing for Advent is the tree.

For many, Jeremiah 10 describes a Christmas tree, and
Psalm 135:15-18 and following warns against similar idols.
I do not sing “o Christmas tree”.

So, Why a tree?
An evergreen tree remind me of the gift of everlasting life given to me by Christ. Evergreens seem to endure all weather and still show the growth and greenness of life. The giant redwoods are evergreen!

We used to buy living trees and then plant them, as a reminder, but that tradition fell as we lived in rentals.

evergreen tree

Evergreen in Batelle Darby Metro Park

Jesus Christ, everlasting, eternal, life. Is 9:6-7

Now, we use a representation, because of the ornaments that I use to represent the story of Christ.

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Then, our Advent devotions. Based around an Advent Log.

Jim reading the devotional

Jim reading the devotional

One candle in the darkness

One candle in the darkness

Father God,
Please help me to remember that each and every day is a gift from you.
Help me to remember that my life is eternal through Christ Jesus.
Help me to remember that Life is precious, growing, and to be rooted into the source, I can be green and weather every storm.
Help me to remember that even one flickering flame, in the darkness, can be a source of light and guidance for those lost.

Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

 
Advent Resources
Advent Tree Crafts

More Advent Devotions

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for joining me in this journey,
In His hands and under His wings,

~Christi
Ps 63:7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.

I want to thank

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“The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear.
If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what He says without hesitation.
If I hesitate, it is because I love someone I have placed in competition with Him, namely, myself.” –
from My Utmost for His highest

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