A special Christmas Eve Worship service featuring: special music by the handbell choir, music director Risa Poniros and pianist Cheryl Walker; a sermon entitled “See the Baby, or Worship the King” given by Interim Pastor Rev. Johnny Richards; scriptures from Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:46-55; and the lighting of the Christ Candle. We also light our own candles as we remember the joyful news that Christ was born to be the Savior of the world.
As we light Christ Candle, there are two things to think about as we look at it. The first thing we can think about is how Jesus Christ is the light of the world. The Christ candle is the candle that represents the fact that Christ has been born. He has come into the world and He has brought the light. John 1:9 says “the true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Another thing we can focus on is the fact that Jesus is also the central part of our lives. Think about our advent wreath we have been focusing on over the past few weeks by lighting the different candles. Hope, peace, joy and love are great things to have as a part of our lives. However, if we do not center our lives around Jesus Christ, it is going to be very difficult to experience those things.