EREV KISLEV 27, 5770 SECOND DAY
HANUKKAH IS HERE! We have had such a good Hanukkah so far my friends! We celebrated on the second nite with family and friends....lit the candels, said the blessings, read scripture and prayed. We had wonderful food to eat and gifts for the children. We have played the Dreidle game and I must admit..it is very addictive. Three days of fun, laughter, family, food, games and the Light and love of Yeshua upon us!
O wondrous Hanukkah! It says in Isaiah 60:19...No more will the sun be your light by day, nor will moonlight shine on you; instead ADONAI will be your light forever and your Elohim your glory.
We who follow Yeshua walk in His light...we are permeated with His light. It is within us and it is His light that shines from us for all to see. He is the Light of the World. He is our salvation and because of Him, there is nothing we should fear. His light shows us the way to go when we are in doubt, it comforts us and brings joy to our hearts when we are in sorrow. It is in His light we walk and in His light we will live in forever.
His word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our paths. His words give light and understanding. For His mitzvah is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that disipline are the way to life.
We who follow Torah live within His light and we are conspicuous to the world. They look upon us and think we are strange because we do not follow the way of the world. No we are His lights...we are His candles and when lit, we cannot be hidden. We are to be as a city on a hill that cannot be hid. All eyes are upon us and as has been written....some will admire us, some will commend, some will rejoice in us and study to imitate us, some will be in envy, some want to censure us and some want to do away with us. Why? Because we shine forth the light of truth for all to see.
We must be bold. We must rededicate our lives to Him and honor Him by always speaking His truth and never backing down. As He is the Light of the world and we are illuminated in Him...we must give this light to others.
Have a wonderful Hanukkah and let His light shine...shine...shine...hide it under a bushel?...NO! I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE!