Advent officially starts today on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. Time to light the first of the wreath candles for this special season. Advent means "coming" and as the days grow shorter and night comes earlier, we look for and prepare for the coming of the Light of the World on the Day of Judgement.
So today brings with it the HOPE of God's great promise first told by the prophets. It symbolises faith in God keeping his promises to humanity. The candle is purple to show penitence and fasting as well as the colour of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King.
- Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Junk Journaling too. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, but am plagued by a bad back. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I guess I am officially retired now. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.