The 2nd Candle (Purple) is called THE BETHLEHEM CANDLE or CANDLE
OF FAITH or CANDLE OF PRPEARATION – The word “preparation” means
to “get read.” For the Christian, it is a time to get ready to welcome our Lord and
Let us refer, once again, to the Bible as we read in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah:
‘A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight
paths for Him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth, and all mankind
will see God’s salvation.’ (Luke 3:4 – 6)