Hanukkah Sameach (Happy Hanukkah)!! 🕎🕯
As of sundown on Thursday, we began the celebration of Hanukkah!
Hanukkah is also known as the "Festival of Lights" on the Jewish Calendar.
This Jewish festival begins on Kislev 25 (usually in December), and is celebrated for eight days. Hanukkah commemorates in particular the rededication of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem by the lighting of candles on each day of the festival. Hanukkah is celebrated from Thursday, December 7th to Friday, December 15th this year.
Click HERE to go to the link telling more about the history of this festival.
I love the fact that Hanukkah always comes before Christmas during this time of year on our calendar...reminding us that the Light of the Lord has come! I love celebrating both!
It is a wonderful reminder of the faithfulness of God, and His miraculous Divine provision (the lamp burning miraculously for 8 days without oil). Lighting the candles also reminds me that in the midst of the darkness, the Light of the world came, in a lowly stable, in a place that no one was expecting...He came. He brought that light to share with all mankind, and to bring us out of darkness and into His marvelous light! 🕯🌟 #LightOfTheWorld
Regardless of when it actually happened (no I don't believe it probably happened in December), He came. And that is what we celebrate at Christmastime...that the Light came, and made a way for all of us! 🎄🙌🥰 #TheMeaningOfChristmas #JesusIsTheReasonForTheSeason
In the darkness, may His light continue to shine brightly...now more than ever!
Amanda Shiflett ~ Prophetic Reformer