Not only is God the God of light and miracles, but He is also our God who provides.
After the Israelites had taken back the Temple, they wanted to honor God immediately by rededicating it. Even though they knew there was only oil enough to last one day and it would take eight days to make and consecrate more, they lit the lampstand in the Temple that is to burn continually.
God met them in their need, and He provided. He made that small amount of oil last for eight days until the new oil was ready.
Tonight, on this fifth night of Chanukah, we use the Servant Candle to light five Chanukah candles. We celebrate God our provider. We look back in Israel’s history and thank Him for the many ways He has provided for His people. We remember and give thanks for how He has provided for our own needs today.
The greatest act of provision by God is forgiveness and cleansing of our sin through Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. God Himself provided the means for us to come near to Him though we don’t deserve His glorious fellowship.
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.
“He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32 TLV)
“… The young lions may lack and go hungry, but those who seek Adonai want for no good thing” (Psalm 34:10-11 TLV).
“My God will fulfill every need of yours according to the riches of His glory in Messiah Yeshua” (Philippians 4:19 TLV).
Thank You, God, for meeting our needs. Thank You for loving us so much that You want us near despite our unloveliness and sin. Thank You that You made the way for us to know You through Yeshua’s payment of the penalty of our sin. You are so good! Thank You for all that You provide for us every day. Make us truly thankful and help us to trust You more each day.
For the history of Chanukah, visit our recent post, “A Great Miracle Happened There”.
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