Chanukah starting at Sunset
Wednesday, December 27, 2013
We light the ‘Servant candle’ plus the 1st candle
Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of lights, is NOT the Jewish alternative to Christmas. Although it is celebrated in the winter, this festive holiday describes a story of faithfulness to God, of bravery against all odds, and of the rededication of the defiled Temple.
Hanukkah is a time of bright lights, of sweet smells, of delightful singing, presents, and games. It is a time to proudly remember our heroes and wonder at the miracles of God. It is a festival for everyone!
Yeshua the Messiah himself a Jew, celebrated Hanukkah as recorded in the Gospel of John. So why shouldn’t Christians follow his example and embrace the joy.
In their book, “Dedicate and Celebrate” Barry Rubin and his family share the history and traditions of Hanukkah, holiday songs, recipes, Hanukkah games and how to light a Hanuk-KIAH. Each night, for eight nights, we say a blessing and Light UP!