Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Candlemas Day

Happy Candlemas Day.

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
Prophecy of Simeon-
"...a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and glory to your people Israel."

I really never heard of Candlemas Day til recently.
Luke 2:21-39 are the verses this day is based on.

Some say this day is a pagan holiday.
Can't this be said of many holidays?
How do we decide?

After much praying, we decided this day
can be celebrated in our home.
Why not celebrate the presentation of
Jesus in the Temple?
Simeon's prophecy came true-

Jesus is the light of the world.

We are lighting beeswax candles during our
Bible study today.
Also, tonight at dinner the candles will be lit.
We will talk about how Jesus is our guiding light
and how these candles reminds us
of this.

Happy Candlemas Day

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