ADVENTure 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
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?
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!
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.
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:
- 1st Sunday of Advent: Candle of HOPE: the Wise Men
- 2nd Sunday of Advent: Candle of PEACE: the Shepherds
- 3rd Sunday of Advent: Candle of JOY: Mary
- 4th Sunday of Advent: Candle of LOVE: Joseph
- Christmas Eve or Day: CHRIST Candle