Light is one of the most powerful images in Scripture. It can be found multiple times in the Old Testament and throughout the New. We refer to it every Sunday in the Nicene Creed when we profess: "...God from God, Light from Light..." During Advent we light candles beginning with one and adding another each week until all four are ablaze. Our Christmas trees are decorated from head to foot in strings of lights. And homes, stores, churches, and cities abound in lights throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons. Light is meant to lift up our spirits as we wait for the birth of Christ.
Children can appreciate the image of the growing light during Advent. Physical light speaks to all of us through out senses. We appreciate the candles on a birthday cake. With little ones we have to be careful with the light of candles, but it is a powerful image. Our candle cookies are a way to share the knowledge that Christ is the Light of the World and we are celebrating His birth on Christmas Day.
So here is our little baker and decorator, just barely age two, frosting her candle cookie!
|Happy Baking as we wait for Christmas!|
|This is Gaudete Sunday. Let us be glad and rejoice!|