We have been enjoying our celebrations of Hanukkah for over 10 years now. Interestingly, the one place it is mentioned in all of scripture is in the New Testament. John 10:22-30
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
It’s our joy to celebrate the miraculous deliverance in our Savior for His people – into whom we are grafted. Tomorrow I will post a little more revelation on what we have learned from our years of Hanukkah. Have you ever played dreidel, lit a candle during Hanukkah, or danced the hora?