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Happy Chanukah Light 8

LIGHT EIGHT- Isaiah 58:6-9 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness[a] will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

Thought for Day Eight-  It is such a high calling, isn’t it?  It is a challenge to live out justice and righteousness.  G-d’s instruction/commands aren’t theory they are practical.  How do I fulfill this when I pass a homeless person, what are my financial priorities? How do I show kindness and practical help to those in need?  Oh how I want to grow in this?

 

Here is the gift-An Invitation: take a moment to ask G-d “please help me grow in compassion and kindness not only to family & friends but also to the stranger”

Happy Festival of Lights!

Shalom

auntie jew

Happy Chanukah Light 7

LIGHT SEVEN Isaiah 51: 4-5 “Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation:
Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations.
My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations.

Thought for Day Seven- G-d’s light is justice and ‘right ness’   It’s not just for me or my family or my people but for the entire world, for every nation. [the quality of being just, impartial, or fair acting; in accord with divine or moral law free from guilt or sin].  When I don’t hold justice & righteousness as a standard before me, then I will join the problem. I don’t want that. In the moment..I need to turn around and go the right direction. You know what I mean?

Here is the gift-An Invitation: take a moment to ask G-d how to spread justice and righteousness in your sphere of influence, through you!

Happy Festival of Lights!

Shalom

auntie jew

Happy Chanukah Light 6

LIGHT SIX- Psalm 44:3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

Thought for Day Six  -You love me!  Wow!!  You love us!  Wow!!  All my victories and peace come not by my effort but by your right hand and the light of love from your face.

Here is the gift-An Invitation: take a moment to ask G-d to see His face of favor & love.

Happy Festival of Lights!

Shalom

auntie jew

Happy Chanukah Light 5

LIGHT FIVE- Psalm 19: 8-9 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.

Thoughts for Day Five- ‘Radiant commands’ giving light to the eyes….
[shining, bright, illuminated, brilliant, gleaming, glowing, ablaze, luminous, lumincent, lustrous, incandesent, dazzling, shimmering, resplendent]

I want to see that, live that–it’s beautiful…take his radiant commands into my eyes & heart and let it penetrate every cell, so I too become radiant with His light.

Here is the gift-An Invitation: take a moment to ask G-d to reveal Himself, so you can see with your own eyes His commands as radiant.  Become radiant!

Happy Festival of Lights!

Shalom

auntie jew

Happy Chanukah Light 4

Light Four- 2 Samuel 22: 28-31 You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. 29 You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. 30 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my G-d I can scale a wall. 31 “As for G-d, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in Him.

Thought for Day Four- G-d you save me when I’m humble.  But sometime I can’t see my haughty know-it-all pride and just how ugly that is. When I’m haughty then I can’t climb over the wall that would lead to a humble victory.  You are my lamp, the light that not only shields but helps me advance against every troop of problems. G-d help me grow in humbleness.

Here is the gift-An Invitation: take a moment to ask

G-d to light up the help, you need to grow in humbleness before Him.

Happy Festival of Lights!

Shalom

auntie jew