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Published On: Tue, Dec 17th, 2013

Candles at Christmas

Candles at Christmas

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[su_pullquote align=”left”] Jesus the Paradise Tree who holds everything by his Mighty Words. How much more shall he hold me? I will never fear.[/su_pullquote]

Once Martin Luther went to a dense forest at the eventide to meditate the Word of God, he saw an Ever green tree there. Many stars were shining on the branches of that tree. Though the branches held all the stars in it, it was not bend or broken. He was astonished by this sight. It reminded him of a Paradise Tree and those stars reminded him of thousands of Saints (Hebrews 1:3). By seeing all this he said, Jesus the Paradise Tree who holds everything by his Mighty Words. How much more shall he hold me? I will never fear.

He took one of the branches from that tree and kept candles in the branch as a representation of star in his home. After that this candle plays an important role in Christmas festivals. This candle even represents Jesus Christ, He says ”I am the light of the world”(John 9: 5). Like a candle He poured out Himself in to this world to lead us to heaven “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.”(Galatians 1:4).

An Old man named Otto lived in a small village in Northern Australia. He was a cobbler. Every day he used to work until late night. While he was working lately, he saw that the people who were returning to their home after work were stumbled and fell in the road due to darkness. Immediately he lighted a candle and kept it in the windows of his shop. People started walking by that light from the candle without stumbling so he started to keep the candle daily.

It was the time of war, women, children and old people were only there in that village.  The people in that village were suffered by famine and hunger, yet the candle of Otto was shining every day in spite of rain or storm.

People noticed that Otto who was lighting this candle was living happily without any shortage in Famine. Otto became a charm for the children. A father was he unto them all. All those children said to their Mother that even we will light a candle in our home so that the happiness in Otto father’s home will come in our home too. So in evening those kids lighted the candle in their home. It happens to be the Christmas Eve. Yon! That day a soldier came so fast to their village and announced good news to them. That good news was “the battle is over! Children you all will see your father tomorrow” he said and left.

[su_pullquote align=”right”] Yes, this candle welcomes Jesus the saviour who came to the earth to save us! It’s the “Symbol of Hope” [/su_pullquote]

Those Children waited all night to see their father whom they have never seen for many years by lighting candles in all their homes. Yes, before the light of candles faded in front of the sun these Children were embraced by their father and were filled with joy. None has ever felt the Christmas feeling like the one which was felt by those Children until now on earth. These (Candles which the children lighted) are the “CHRISTMAS CANDLES” which is been shining among us now.

Yes, this candle welcomes Jesus the saviour who came to the earth to save us! It’s the “Symbol of Hope” even unto us like that Children, so let us too rejoice and shout with the joy, we are going to see the Father!  Bible says He revealed the father to us”the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”(John 1: 18). We can see the Father through Him. Jesus Said”If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”(John 14:7).In this Christmas season let us all have desire (like a child) to see our Eternal Father. Amen.

Abad of Jesus Christ,

  Stulo Robinson.S.

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