This week we light the fourth advent candle, the candle of love. Love is the heart of the Christmas story. God sent His Son into the
world because of His love, and Christ died for His people as an act of love for sinners (Romans 5:8). God’s love came to us in our lost and sinful condition, and His love came to us in a person, His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, who entered the world humbly, as a baby born in a manger.