Our GCR kids will  perform a song from their upcoming Christmas pageant at church tomorrow morning. Luke Sikazwe and his mother, Ruth, will read our Advent reflections and light the third candle of Advent for our congregation. I’m posting the weekly scripts here so you can do your own reflections with your family or your small group or in your own church. I pray this is helpful.

Today we light the third candle of Advent, the candle that symbolizes joy.
This candle is pink in color, which represents joy and marks a shift in this Advent season.
Today we move from repentance and preparation to celebration and rejoicing.
We rejoice together in the gift of salvation through the coming of the Christ.
We praise God for the coming fulfillment of his covenant promises.
And we joyfully resolve to live into and proclaim the eternal Kingdom of our Lord.

Isaiah 61:1-3b