discuss: John 12:46
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Jie Jie and I ( Jie Jie is the girl in the middle, with glasses, my dark head is leaning over her), lighting our family’s menorah at the messanic synagogue last year.
Tonight at sundown, the Benson household will begin the “Eights Days of Hanukkah” celebration.
We will say,
“Blessed are you, LORD, our GOD, sovereign of the universe
WHO has sanctified us with HIS commandments and commanded us
to light the lights of Hanukkah. Amen
and then on the first night only:
Blessed are you, LORD, our GOD, sovereign of the universe
who has kept us alive, sustained, and enabled us to reach this season. Amen
We will light the shamus, or helper candle, the central candle of the Menorah. With the shamus we will light the other candle(s). Christ is the symbol of the shamus. HE is the light of the world ; we look to. As HE shares HIS light with us, we in turn share it with the world.
Let your light shine for all. Happy Hanukkah!