Behold! The virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son and they shall call his name Immanuel. And we will know that God s with us. The God of Abraham is with us! The God of David is with us! A child shall be born and we will know that God is with us! The Good News tells us that more than anything – God desires to be with us!
We light the first candle to remind us to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord. Today we will light the second candle and are reminded that from the beginning, God has always desired to be with us.