It is important to God that we remember Him and what He has done. He tells us over and over again in Scripture to remember. He commanded that certain feasts be held each year to remember specific events in Israel’s history where He provided for them. Remembering what God has done inspires gratitude and awe in us, and brings fresh to our minds how great our God is and how much He loves us.
Tonight, we place two candles in the Chanukiah lampstand from right to left. We light the Servant Candle and use its flame to light each Chanukah candle in succession from left to right. We recite Chanukah blessings and remember the miracle of light God performed long ago, and we remember the miracle of the Light of the World, Yeshua, coming to give us new life.
Blessed are You, LORD, our God, king of the universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the light of the world.
Blessed are You, LORD, our God, king of the universe, who has performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time.
God is Light!
“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4 TLV).
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
God, it’s hard to even comprehend that You are light. We can understand a little bit when we rejoice and praise You that there is no darkness in You at all! Thank You for Your light and the freedom and joy You give us in Yeshua, the Light of the World. May we welcome Your shining light into the dark places left in our hearts and may we shine Your light so that all will see how glorious You are.
For the history of Chanukah, visit our recent post, “A Great Miracle Happened There”.
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