from Janet Hostenske
December 17, 3 rd Sunday of Advent
Today we light the 3 rd candle in the Advent wreath. According to a children’s anthem by
Natalie Sleeth it is the PEACE candle
Light one candle for HOPE, One bright candle for Hope
He brings Hope to everyone, He comes, He comes.
Light one candle for JOY One bright candle for Joy
He brings Joy to everyone, He comes, He comes
Light one candle for PEACE. One bright candle for Peace.
Every nation will find salvation in Bethlehem’s baby boy.
Light one candle for LOVE One bright candle for Love.
He brings Love to everyone, He comes, He comes.
Advent is not a time to wait for God’s gift of Jesus Christ. It it’s a time to actively
prepare for His kingdom on earth. As Paul advises the Philippians 3:14, “I press on
toward the goal for the prize of the call of God in Jesus Christ.” This song’s simple lyrics
entreat us to have faith and work to bring peace to the world around us and share God’s