Fourth Sunday in Advent - 2014
Love, Light and Life
Today on this, the fourth Sunday in Advent ~ the Sunday of Love, or Revelation, of Fulfillment or of Birthing, we light the fourth candle. The light grows and overcomes darkness on this winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year.
We live in dark times, when stories of despicable events fill the news and horrors are shared in our social media and evil things fill our minds and hearts with anxiety and fear. As we watch the world around us descend into darkness, we are reminded at Christmas that Jesus the Christ comes, a gift of love bringing light and life to all who receive him.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
In him was life, and the life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4,5
Again Jesus spoke to them saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die. John 11:25
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:46
I have said to you, that in me, you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
The winner of the Third Advent pincushion is
Melody, please e-mail me (My e-mail address can be found in the column on the right just below the Google Badge) your full name and mailing address so that I may mail the pincushion to you!
To enter the drawing for the Fourth Advent pincushion, leave one comment on this post before midnight on Christmas Eve, mountain standard time. I will then number the entries, removing comments from those who have won previously as well as multiple entries from the same person. A random number generator will be used to choose the winner and a runner up in event that the winner does not respond in a timely manner (1 week) with their mailing information. The winner will be announced on Christmas Day!
For this last Advent pincushion, I had no particular theme in mind, but simply stitched as inspired in my favorite combination of green and white.
Wishing you and all of yours, a Blessed and Joyful Christmas!