Advent Light

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  December 07, 2023

Advent was an important time in our family. I am an only child, so my memories are about small gatherings. Our church prepared a series of weekly meditations for families that included a Bible story, a prayer, and a carol. We lit the Advent wreath candles each week and added another piece to the manger until Christmas Eve when baby Jesus was placed in the creche.

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