The Third Sunday of Advent – Joy

Amy Herring – Minister to Children and Families

This week we light the pink candle on our Advent Wreath—the Candle of Joy! (Pink symbolizes joy.) It is an assurance for us, as is the accompanying text from Isaiah 61, that we have reason to rejoice—for no matter how dire the situation—God has not abandoned us. Instead, God sent Jesus to rescue us—to proclaim our salvation, to heal us, to free us, and to comfort us. (In fact, Jesus stated at the beginning of his ministry [see Luke 4:16-21] that he fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 61!)

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