Long before Jesus was born, Isaiah the prophet declared or prophesied that God would send a Savior to the world. We believe that Jesus fulfills this prophecy.
Many names have been given to Jesus, and many symbols are used to convey what he means to us. In the Bible, light symbolizes the intervention of God in the world. We use candles on our altars to remind us that Jesus himself is the light of the world. When we know him as our Light we know that God is with us and for us.
The symbol of the rose reminds us of Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah 35:1) that the desert shall blossom as the rose at the coming of the Lord.
How many names for Jesus can you recall?
What does each name tell us about him?
What light does Christ give for dealing with other people?
PRAYER: Wonderful Conselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace: we praise and bless your holy name. Son of David, branch of Jesse, Immanuel, Good Shepherd, Light of the world: guide us and help us, we pray. - AMEN!