The fourth candle on the Advent wreath is the candle of revelation. God’s love for humanity is shown in his love for each man woman and child and he often makes himself known in our lives in a quiet, personal way. So he reveals himself to us, speaking in that still, small voice, hoping that we will hear and enter into the fellowship he offers.
How silently, how silently The wondrous gift is giv’n!
So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heav’n.
No ear may hear his coming, But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still The dear Christ enters in.
-Phillip Brooks, 1835-1893