Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
And lo, the days are hastening on . . . . but still there is time to enjoy and to be grateful during this Advent season. As our children are older and busier, the Mister and I are less consistent with keeping our family tradition of lighting the Advent candles, but we manage to find the time once or twice a week. The first week is the candle of Hope or Prophecy, which reminds us that God keeps his promises. The second week is the candle of Peace, which comes only through the Savior. Next, is the Joy or Shepherd's candle, and it is typically pink while the others are purple, a color that throughout church history has symbolized both royalty and penitence. The last week, we will light the Love or Angel candle, and, on Christmas Day, the Christ candle is lit.