On Snakes and Advent

David Anderson
5 min readNov 29, 2021

We have just begun the season of Advent, a time when traditionally we prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate the birth of Christ. On each of the four Sundays before Christmas, we light candles in church services, and some light them in their homes as well. Each candle has its own meaning.

· First Sunday: Hope.

· Second Sunday: Peace.

· Third Sunday: Joy.

· Fourth Sunday: Love.

You might be wondering, what does a snake have to do with a season that is supposed to be about hope, joy, peace…

David Anderson

David Anderson is a blogger, award-winning author, bible geek, and novice crypto investor. Doubting Thomas is my patron saint.