Create-A-Day #247: ADVENTure Prayer Walk 5 — the CHRIST Candle

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Advent BabyJesus strawADVENTure is a self-directed prayer walk pondering the true meaning of Christmas. You can read all about it here, as well as learn how you can do this as interactive prayer walk for your church or ministry.

This week is CHRISTmas! Our Savior has come!! Hallelujah! As we consider the true meaning of CHRISTmas we light the CHRIST Candle at the center of the Advent Wreath. The One we have waited for has come!

The Christ Candle

Read: Luke 2:1-7

Meditation:

We typically reflect on Christ in his years of ministry – as a grown man. The man who walked among his people, healing them, teaching them, forgiving them and loving them.

Have you ever stopped to consider Christ as a baby?

an infant?

tiny and helpless?

dependant on others to care for him?

to love him and nurture him?

Consider Christ as a baby.

What would he look like?

How would he smell?

What would his cry sound like?

Consider the innocence of a child.

Soak in the wonder of it all.

THANK HIM, PRAISE HIM!

Advent baby

Activity:

If possible, find a soft blanket and sprinkle it with baby powder. Take the blanket and hold it in your hands.

Feel its softness.

Hold it to your face.

Smell its scent.

Consider the infant Christ.

Prayer:

The wonder of a child! All ten fingers and all ten toes, opening and closing, curling and tucked in tight! Tiny lips, reaching and rooting for a mother’s milk. Eyes that open ever so slowly, blinking against the light. We remember Christ Jesus that you came first as an infant child. You grew in strength and stature, you grew in knowledge and wisdom. We praise you Lord Jesus for taking our form! The Word become flesh and making his dwelling among us! Miracle of all miracles! We praise you!

For your use:

Here is a .pdf file of this meditation for your use: ADVENT 5 Christ Candle. Please see the ADVENTure Prayer Walk post for further resources and instructions. Should you have any questions, please comment below.

And may God bless you with HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE, Jody

P.S. Missed other ADVENTure Prayer Walk posts? See:

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Create-A-DayWhat is Create-A-Day?  Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply in worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries.
God's Creative Gift by Jody ThomaeJody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You and The Creator’s Healing Power–Restoring the Broken to Beautiful, both devotional books in the Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Within series, designed to serve as resources for creative Christians, artists, musicians, worshippers and those that appreciate beauty. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts. She teaches and leads workshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. JodyThomaeCDcoverart_FA_printShe has also released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved. Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.

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