Peace on Earth Zech. 9; Matt. 21

By Jonathan Dodson

The Advent wreath contains four candles representing:
love, peace, hope, and joy. All four are found in Christ.
Today, we celebrate peace.

The prophet Isaiah said, “The Lord will give you a sign:
the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son,
and will call him Emmanuel.”

Prepare, then, the way of the Lord.

The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Greetings you who are highly favored!
The Lord is with you.”

We rejoice that we too have found favor with God.
God is with us and all who hope in him,
from culture to culture and generation to generation.

Prepare the way of the Lord.

We light this candle in peace,
the peace that Jesus, our Savior brings.

Go, knowing how great is his goodness and how great his beauty.
Shine like jewels with the peace of Christ,
and find your rest in him. Go in peace.