Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Does Chanukah Mean To Me

Chanukah commemorates several miracles. There’s the miracle of the under-manned and under-armed Maccabees defeating the powerful Greek military machine. There’s the miracle of the small cruse of pure oil fueling the Temple menorah for eight days.

Then there’s the less discussed miracle: the fact that the Maccabees embarked on a campaign to expel darkness, despite the seemingly insurmountable odds. Their faith in G-d was nothing short of miraculous.

And it was this man-made miracle that made the other two possible.

What a beautiful Chanukah thought: If I want G-d to perform great miracles, I should perform some miracles myself.

Listen as Pastor Barry Jenkins discusses this holiday and why we should consider its importance as Christians.

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