The Convergence of Hanukkah and Christmas!

Written on by Valerie Melroy

As I sat in a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service last night, I thought of my Jewish brothers and sisters at the same time celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah also called the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the celebration of the great miracle when a one day’s supply of oil lasted eight days as the Jewish people rededicated the Temple over 2,100 years ago. Christmas remembers the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth born over 2,000 years ago – who the Bible declares came as the light of the world. John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (New Living Translation)

What an awesome convergence of two significant celebrations. We wish all those who are celebrating the birth of Jesus a very Merry Christmas. To all who are celebrating Hanukkah – Happy Hanukkah!!!

To all, whether you are celebrating or not, we wish you light, love, peace and joy as we move from 2016 into 2017! 

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After 24 years of wandering (thanks to my husband’s Air Force career), we are back home on the East Coast. We currently live in Philadelphia where I enjoy writing, taking long walks, decorating my front window in South Philly tradition, talking to interesting people and eating great food.

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