A Season Of Miracles

John 8:12 (NIV)- When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life

Keeping Christ as the focal point during the Christmas Season and reminding myself that He is the light of the world the light reminds me of Hanukkah.  Hanukkah, which is celebrated this week is also called the Festival of Lights.  In between the time of the old testament and new testament the Temple was defiled and overtaken.  The Maccabees were strong people of God who refused to stop fighting for Israel. They reclaimed the temple and then it needed to be made ceremonially clean.  They needed to use consecrated oil however, there was only enough for 1 day…and yet it burned for eight days, which is the length of time needed to cleanse the temple.

During this season we are reminded to cleanse our life, to invite the Father of Lights Jesus into our lives.  God is the light of the world and in Him there is no darkness.  God did miracles then…He still can…and does.  Jesus can bring light and truth to anyone who will remember to trust Him.

For more info on Hanukkah

http://www.jewsforjesus.org/ 

http://www.jewsforjesus.org/for-congregations/programs/hanukkah