Something is missing in this secular symbol of Christmas: Jesus!

Today in our 5th grade Sunday School class we looked at this commercial/secular holiday wreath for sale at Target. What’s missing? The Christ Candle, of course!

An advent wreath without Jesus! (no Christ candle)

Last week our students created advent wreaths to take home, and we discussed the symbolism of each candle: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, and Christ. We should not be surprised that Jesus is missing from this commercial symbol of Christmas. We need to remember that the “reason for the season” is Christ, the celebration of is birth, life, and resurrection.

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