Tonight, we light our second Hanukkah candle.
Genesis 1:3-4 describes the creation of the first light:
God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that
the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
Exodus 13:21-22 reveals that God is the source of Israel’s light:
And the Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to
lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them
light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take
away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from
before the people.
What did we learn today?
First, light was spoken into existence by God. Light is good. God separated the light from the darkness. (The first candle)
Second, God led the nation of Israel. He gave them literal light to lead them through the wilderness and spiritual light to lead them to Him. (The second candle)
Tomorrow, we will look at the Dreidle and the Third candle.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001