(If you're not a snow person, you'll have to some up with your own analogy on this one.)
We got a snow day today. We had one Monday, too. All through Sunday school, the kids and I tried to stay focused on the lesson while keeping an eye on the white stuff outside. Once we got home, the first thing my son did was get the "snow candle" out and light it. He lit it again yesterday afternoon.
The candle doesn't "make" it snow. It's just a fun way to express our hopes for a day off.
God makes promises far more sure than the weather forecast. While I've seen many of them fulfilled, He assures us, "You ain't seen nothing yet!" (That's a paraphrase Isaiah 64:4 & 1 Corinthians 2:9)
He promises things like – "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)
During Christmas, we celebrate the fulfillment of His greatest promise- sending a Savior and making a way for us to spend eternity with Him. We even light candles to express that. Today and everyday, may we live in hopeful anticipation of the final completion of that promise!