Advent candles and wreaths can remind the Sandwich Generation of the joys of Christmas and the joys of heaven to come

Advent candles and wreaths and joy

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Many of us in and out of the Sandwich Generation are enjoying Advent candles and wreaths along with devotionals full of words of encouragement this season to help us prepare our hearts for Christmas.

As I talk to different family members and friends, and read various blog posts online though, I have been reminded of how many hurting hearts there are among us which can make this season more difficult.  I was so blessed to be reminded of these encouraging Bible verses and next time I light my Advent candles, I will be rejoicing that they don't just remind us of Christmas. They can also remind us that, thanks to the blessings of Easter and the Resurrection, there is so much joy that awaits us in heaven!

Advent candles and wreaths can remind the Sandwich Generation of the joys of Christmas and the joys of heaven to come

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night here; and they need no candle , neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And He said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true…

Revelation 22:3-6a (NKJV)

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Comments

    • Deb
    • December 15, 2010

    Beautiful words!!!

    • Gemini
    • December 15, 2010

    Always looking forward to celebrate the season with family and friends. Happy Holidays ahead and may the spirit of Christ be with you always.

    • Andrea
    • December 15, 2010

    What a great reminder of what we have to look forward to. Amen come Lord Jesus.

    • Bobbi
    • December 15, 2010

    “Comfort, comfort my people!” Amen…thank you for a reminder to slow down and be gentle and caring with those strangers around us!

  1. We enjoy the Advent candle tradition at our house too. I love this verse and this thought for the day . . . as we light our candles tonight, I’ll remember that someday, there will be no need for such, for HE will be with us and we with Him!

    • Pia
    • December 15, 2010

    sometimes, it’s nice to think of what is in store for us in heaven when we finally meet Jesus. no more tears, no more pain… such a perfect place to be.

  2. I always love to celebrate the Advent. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Your verse reminds me of an old song. “What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see, And I look upon His face, – the One who saved me by His grace; When He takes me by the hand, and leads me through the Promised Land, What a day, glorious day, that will be.” That’s just the chorus. I look forward to that day.
    And we want need any lights.

  4. Such a great reminder!!! Happy WFW!

    MICHELE

    • lori
    • December 15, 2010

    Kaye, so many do hurt at this time of year and this verse is so comforting…I’m so glad you chose it…what a blessing… beautiful!
    Wishing you and yours a very, Merry Christmas!

    Thank you for being such a blessing to WFW!

    peace,
    lori

  5. Hi Lori, That is so true! Thank you for your sweet comments! 🙂

  6. Thanks, Michele. 🙂

  7. Oh From the Heart – AMEN AND AMEN! I soooo can’t wait! Thank you for these sweetly encouraging words! 🙂

  8. Hi Michele, It’s fun, isn’t it! And adds such a great depth to the Christmas season!

  9. Amen, GlowinGirl, AMEN! 🙂

  10. Hi Bobbi, Definitely important this season. And something that is often lacking as the season gets busier and especially when impending storms are due! God was convicting me about that a lot today as I would get impatient. Thanks for reminding me as well 🙂

  11. Amen, Andrea! AMEN! 🙂

  12. Awesome thoughts, Pia. I sooooo can’t wait!!!!

  13. And to you as well, Gemini! Christmas blessings and joy!

  14. Isn’t the Word of God AWESOME, Deb! 🙂

    • Cathy
    • December 16, 2010

    That is so beautiful, Kaye. Blessings ~

    • Leigh Ann
    • December 16, 2010

    How beautiful, to remember those hurting at this time of year. It can be the most joyous time and in some ways one of the saddest. This was such a thoughtful post.

    • Myrna
    • December 16, 2010

    We celebrate Advent with our grands . This is a wonderful verse .
    Merry Christmas!
    ~Myrna

  15. Hi Myrna, How fun! What lovely family memories you are creating, along with such a sweet spiritual heritage that you and I are blessed to pass on! And thank you 🙂

  16. Thank you Cathy! 🙂

  17. Thank you Leigh Ann, This year is such a tough year for so many people I care about. God’s really reminding me of that a lot for prayer and encouragement, as you can tell!

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