Sunday, 16 December 2012

A Hanukkah Story

Shalom;
One more Hanukkah story, this one is from the book of Luke, the Aramaic Bible:

"Gabriel the Angel was sent from the presence of God to Galilee to the city whose name was Nazareth, 27To a virgin who was engaged to a man from the house of David, whose name was Yoseph, and the name of the virgin was Maryam. 28The Angel entered her presence, and he said to her, “Peace to you, full of grace, our Lord is with you; you are blessed among women.” 29But when she saw him, she was alarmed at his word, and she was wondering, “What is this greeting?” 30And the Angel said to her, “Do not fear, Maryam, for you have found favor with God, 31For behold, you shall conceive and you shall give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Yeshua. 32This One will be great and he will be called The Son of The Highest and THE LORD JEHOVAH will give to him the throne of David his father, 33And he will reign over the house of Jaqob eternally and to his Kingdom there will not be an end.” 34Maryam said to the Angel, “How will this be, for no man has known me?” 35The Angel answered and said to her, “The Spirit of Holiness shall come and the power of The Highest shall rest upon you, therefore he who shall be begotten in you shall be holy and he shall be called the Son of God.” 36“And behold, Elizabeth your cousin also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her, who is called barren,” 37“Because nothing is difficult for God.” 38Maryam said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of THE LORD JEHOVAH; let it be done to me according to your word”, and the Angel departed from her. "
Yeshua wasn't born in December. We can indeed pinpoint His birth to the Feast of Succoth. Which means, Miryam (Maryam) conceived He would be Messiah the Festival of Hanukkah.
Given that Yeshua HaMessiah Himself said "I AM the Light of the World," how fitting that the Light would enter the body of a teenage girl during the Celebration of Lights.
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