Psalm 122:6 / Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love
Hag Sameach! Happy Holidays! Chanukah is a joyous celebration commemorating the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian army in 165 b.c. When the Temple in Jerusalem was reclaimed and the Jewish people set about to cleanse it, they found a cruse of kosher oil used to keep the Eternal Light burning. It was only enough oil for 1 day, but miraculously it burned 8 days until new kosher oil had been made! The Temple was rededicated on the 25th of Kislev and it was decreed that every year they should celebrate the miracle of the oil for 8 days, hence "Chanukah" (which means rededication) was inaugurated:
*We, Jewish people, good at keeping traditions have now been celebrating Chanukah for over 2000 years, but when it was only about 200 years old, we read that Y'shua (Jesus) celebrated Chanukah (called the Feast of Dedication) in Yohanan (John) 10:22-23.
*It is interesting to note that each day has a meaning and each meaning has more relevancy when seen as a picture of Y'shua, Himself. He is best represented by the Shamash candle, pure and white which stoops down to light all the others. Y'shua stooped down from Heaven to bring the light to us. That's why Yohanan quoted Y'shua (in chapter 8 verse 12) as saying that He is the Light of the World and those that believe in Him will not walk in darkness but have the light spoken of by Yeshaya (Isaiah 9:2; 60:1).
*We encourage you to follow the link through each of the 8 days and see this miracle unfold as it reveals the truth about "The Light." May it warm your soul as it illuminates your spirit!