The Candles


Welcome to Day 11 of our Advent study.

In the 1600s, the British conquered Ireland and implemented harsh laws that affected Irishmen. The British even drove out the religious leaders and warned them never to return. However, on Christmas Eve, Irish families of faith would place three candles in their windows to represent Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. These signaled to a traveling priest that the doors were unlocked and he would be welcome to come in, share a meal with the family, and celebrate Christmas.

John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 

Believers understood that no matter how powerful their oppressors were they could not wipe out the Light of Jesus.

Thought of the day: In what way do you let your light shine how do you show Jesus to others?

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