The Angel's Song of Peace
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” — Luke 2:14
The final candle of Advent is the Candle of Peace. (Well, technically the Christ Candle is the last one, but this is the final week of Advent). It seems both fitting and challenging that Peace is the final candle.
Peace is vital; Peace is what we seek; Peace is necessary. Peace is also elusive. It can feel a million miles away, especially when we see the strife and struggle of the world around us. These past few weeks have helped drive that point home.
That's part of what makes Jesus so important. As Isaiah notes, He is our Prince of Peace. His birth changed the world and our future for the better. We don't always see it and can't always appreciate it, so it's important to take some time to do that during this season of Advent.
That is the promise of the Angels in Luke — "peace to those on whom His favor rests." It's a beautiful promise, and one worth embracing more fully this Advent season.