Happy Hanukkah & Joyous Christmas!

Hanukkah is all about God's faithfulness to His covenant to to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by preserving the Jewish people, the line of the promised Messiah,  in the inter-testament period.  Although not a Biblical holiday commanded in the Hebrew Scriptures, it is a holiday celebrated by the Jewish Messiah, Jesus: "At that time the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) took place in Jerusalem, it was winter and Jesus was walking in the Temple in the portico of Solomon."  At this time Messiah Jesus declared His deity by saying "I and the Father are one" (John 10:22, 30).  So each year as we celebrate this holiday by lighting the Hanukkah menorah for 8 Nights, singing songs of joyful praise to the LORD, spinning the dreidle and enjoying jelly filled donuts we are following a long meaningful tradition.

Christmas is all about God's faithfulness to His covenant to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by sending the Messiah as Savior of the world (Gn 12:3; 26:2-4;28:13-14). The New Testament opens with "the genealogy of Jesus, the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham" (Mt 1:1) and begins to tell the story of the Incarnation as the angels appeared to the Shepherds with the Good News  that today in Bethlehem, the city of David,  there is born for you a Savior who is Messiah the Lord (Lk 2:8-20). What a great season to remember, celebrate and proclaim this Good News of great joy to all people!

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He who give attention to the Word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. (Proverbs 16:20)

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