Happy Hanukkah! And soon to be, Merry Christmas. I love this season of the year… lights, joy, lots of presents, and the ability to freely focus on our faith in Yeshua: the reason for the season. When I say the reason for the season, I am including Hanukkah, not just Christmas!
There is an amazing connection between the two holidays. It is a bit hidden, but I am sure that, once you see it, you will be as thrilled about it as I am. We find this extraordinary link in John 10:30, where Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.”
We know from the gospel that the events in John chapter 10 occurred during the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22–23), also called Hanukkah. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication.” It is still the most often used name for this great holiday.