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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Illumination

on November 27, 2012

Hanukkah Devotions / Book 1

What Is Hanukkah – Hanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of Lights, is an annual festival celebrated on eight successive days to honor the restoration of divine (true, Holy) worship in the temple after it had been defiled by heathens (162/163 BC). The restoration occurred in 165 BC. Hanukkah occurs on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev. Kislev is the third month in the Jewish calendar.

Hanukkah Celebrations  – Today people celebrate Hanukkah  in many ways. Some, but not all, are:

* Having festive meals for eight days

* Lighting candles in the menorah

* A devotion is read each night of Hanukkah

* Songs are sung in remembrance of miracles and redemption

* Praises are read from Psalms 115-118

* Giving gifts and/or money to loved ones and to the needy

* Children play a game called “Spinning The Dreidel”

* Foods with a lot of oil are cooked

The Servant  – The center candle on the menorah is called the servant candle. It is used to light all the other candles in the menorah. It represents Jesus. He humbled Himself and left His place in glory to come to this world. He is the Light Of This World. It is only through His light that we have light.

“Illumination”

Hanukkah Devotions / Book 1

First Night: God’s Light Has Shone In Our Hearts

Second Night: God’s Word Is A Lamp

Third Night: Jesus Is The Light

Fourth Night: Let Others See Your Light

Fifth Night: Let There Be Light

Sixth Night: Let Your Light Shine

Seventh Night: The Lord Is My Light

Eighth Night: Saving Light

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