The fifth night of Hanukkah. HOPE. Hanukkah the Festival of Lights.
According to the Talmud, one of Judaism’s most central texts, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who took part in the rededication of the Second Temple witnessed what they believed to be a miracle. Even though there was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for a single day, the flames continued flickering for eight nights, leaving them time to find a fresh supply. This wondrous event inspired the Jewish sages to proclaim a yearly eight-day festival.
Tonight we visited a local live nativity. Jesus is the true hope. Teaching my children that even though we are studying the miracle of the oil staying lit. We place our HOPE in the true light- Jesus.