We are now into the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Advent is a chance to focus our thoughts on the gift God has given us in his son Jesus who stepped down from heaven and took the form of a man so that we might believe.

The second candle which is  purple or violet symbolizes faith is being lighted up. It is called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

The candle of Faith is the gift which is one of God’s greatest gift to us. Whether we are happy and soaring like a eagle in our career or being stricken with an illness, he wants us to turn to him in faith. rely on him and need him.

Sometimes in life we find ourselves with a task that simply looks too big for us. We do not just need a cup of God’s strength added to our own; rather, we need His strength in us to do what we need to do. He will give it!

When we put our faith and hope in Jesus, it not only gives us help, strength, and power for where we walk today, but it also gives us hope for life after death. It is a confident expectation of the ultimate “tomorrow”.

He is only one prayer away.


By: Kelly Gabrielle Loh