Candlelight - Advent Waiting Through Baking - Third Week of Advent

Candlelight - Advent Waiting Through Baking - Third Week of Advent

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! 

You will find the recipe for this Sugar Cookie in the Blog Archive, 2009/12/04 under the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. To locate the blog archive look on the right hand side of this post midway down.
The frosting can be found here, Buttercream frosting
Below is a picture of Meredith, Piper's Mom's candle cookies right after they came out of the oven. Don't they look yummy?  Piper thought so. We have a few more photos of Miss Piper frosting the cookie or should I say eating the frosting!!!!
The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans
The Christmas Light by Claudia Cangilla McAdam
24 Christmas Stories for Little Ones by Magnificat
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
Lucia Child of Light by Florence Ekstrand
Lucia Saint of Light by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Isaiah 9:2 A people waiting in darkness have seen a great light.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom should I fear?
Dear God, awaken us, that we may be ready when your dear Son comes, that we may receive him with joy and serve you with pure hearts.
Happy Baking as we wait for Christmas!
What can I give Him, 
   Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring him a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what can I give Him,
    Give my heart
by Christina Georgina Rossetti


This is Gaudete Sunday. Let us be glad and rejoice!


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