The first candle is The Prophecy Candle.
It reminds us of the hope the prophets and the people had for a savior. It reminds us of the hope which brings to the world the anticipation of a King who will rule with truth, justice, and righteousness over his people and in his Creation. And, not least of all, it reminds us of the hope of his coming, even as a baby. During the first week, the Prophecy Candle reminds us to look at verses that tell about our coming king. It starts the time to refocus and look to the future with hope.