The word Advent comes from the Latin word that means coming or arrival. For centuries the Church has celebrated the four week Advent season by lighting candles in a wreath and reflecting on the coming of Jesus as told in Scripture. The circle of the wreath represents God’s never-ending love for us, the evergreens represent Christ’s gift of eternal life and the candles announce Jesus as the Light of the World. Go HERE to download this week’s Advent activity to guide your family through a brief moment of reflection during a meal or bedtime snack in anticipating of your Christmas celebration.
Going Further: Visit the Faith-Filled Holidays page to download a guide to this and other ideas to use throughout the holiday season. You can also download the free Intentional Holidays episode of our podcast.