Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lights... Dedication... Chanukah

One of our highlights this past week
was learning about Chanukah (or Hanukkah),
the Feast of Dedication, the Festival of Lights.

We enjoyed being a little festive,
learning more about the history
(through reading, audio, and a video),
some of the tidbits about Jewish tradition
and why they have it, but what we really enjoyed
was reading select Scripture each night
when lighting the menorah.

Below are a few pics I wanted to share...

Chanukah bouquet

Playing while listening to the Chanukah story via online

Nighttime reading of the Chanukah story and coloring

Dreidel crayons

Coloring with them

Though we did not actually play the traditional dreidel game,
we did discuss it and they did have fun spinning their pieces.

Potato latkes... Mmmm!


Candle lighting...

Night 1
"The sun shall be no more thy light by day;
neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee:
but YHVH shall be unto thee an everlasting light,
and thy Elohim thy glory." Isaiah 60:19

"YHVH is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
YHVH is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1

Night 2
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path."
Psalm 119:105

"The entrance of Thy words giveth light;
it giveth understanding unto the simple."
Psalm 119:130

"For the commandment is a lamp;
and the law {Torah} is light;
and reproofs of instruction are the way of life"
Proverbs 6:23

Day 3
"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
they shall walk O YHVH,
in the light of Thy countenance."

"Turn us again, O Elohim,
and cause Thy face to shine;
and we may be saved."
Psalm 80:3

"YHVH bless thee, and keep thee:
YHVH make His face shine upon thee,
and be gracious into thee:
YHVH lift up His countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

Day 4
"The light of the body is the eye:
therefore when thine eye is single,
thy whole body also is full of light;
but when thine eye is evil,
thy body also is full of darkness."
Luke 11:34

"To open their eyes,
and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan into Elohim,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them
which are sanctified by faith that is in Me."
Acts 26:18

Day 5
"In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness ;
and the darkness comprehended it not."
John 1:4-5

"Then spake Yeshua (Jesus) again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world:
he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life."
John 8:12

Day 6
"But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more into the perfect day."
Proverbs 4:18

"And they that be wise shall shine
as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness
as the stars for ever and ever."
Daniel 12:3

"Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
That ye may be blameless and harmless,
the sons of Elohim, without rebuke,
in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights in the world"
Philippians 2:14-15

Day 7
"Giving thanks to the Father,
which hath made us to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us into
the kingdom of His dear Son:
in Whom we have redemption through His blood,
even the forgiveness of sins"
Colossians 1:12-14

"But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises of Him
Who hath called you out of darkness
into His marvellous light:
Which in time past were not a people,
but are now the people of Elohim:
which had not obtained mercy,
but now have obtained mercy."
1 Peter 2:9-10

Day 8
"The sun shall be no more thy light by day;
neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee:
but YHVH shall be unto thee an everlasting light,
and thy Elohim thy glory.
Thy sun shall no more go down;
neither shall thy moon withdraw itself:
for YHVH shall be thine everlasting light,
and the days of thy mourning shall be ended."
Isaiah 60:19-20

"And there shall be no more curse:
but the throne of Elohim and of the Lamb shall be in it;
and His servants shall serve Him:
And they shall see His face;
and His name shall be in their foreheads.
And there shall be no night there;
and they need no candle, neither light of the sun;
for YHVH Elohim giveth them light:
and they shall reign for ever and ever."
Revelation 22:3-5


Theresa Lindamood said...

Lovely post! I enjoyed seeing the pictures all over again and the verses were marvelous!

HsKubes said...

Thank you, Theresa. It was a blessing to have this focus the past 8 days. :)


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