In the center of my Advent wreath is a tall white pillar. It’s the Christ Candle, and it makes my wreath glow with a friendly light.

lighting the christ candle

It makes me think of the host of angels lighting up the sky that first Christmas night. It reminds me that Jesus was the light of the world and that, if I let him in, he will use me as a light to others.

Christ lights up the season.

For years, a favorite aunt included various pins and stickers with the phrase “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” on them in our stockings or on our gifts.

He is the reason for the season, isn’t he? He’s the light at the middle of the Advent wreath and the baby who brings everyone together for a big celebration—even people who don’t believe in him!

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