Is modern-day Christmas pagan? Should Christians celebrate Hanukkah? Does it really matter? Are we making too big a deal of it?
I’ve heard similar questions, and I bet you have too! In today’s materialistic world, Christmas seems to have lost its purpose. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival unrelated to Christmas, yet with so many connections to our Christian faith. Should we engage in the Jewish celebration?
There is much to glean from Jesus’ example! Amir Tsarfati provides one of best teachings on the subject I have ever heard. As we approach the end of this Hanukkah season and move right into our Christmas season, I hope you will take time to hear the message, then celebrate accordingly! Enjoy!
Israel has taken action once again on Iranian military sites in Syria. Targets at al-Kiswah (south of Damascus) were hit overnight on Thursday, taking out weapon storage warehouses and a base.
According to Syrian media outlet, SANA, the Syrian army fired its air defense weapons, hitting an Israeli aircraft and shooting down several missiles. However, it is believed all Israeli aircraft returned safely home and most, if not all, targets were destroyed. Officials will examine satellite surveillance to confirm.
As things shake again in the Middle East, be reminded that things are happening exactly according to Bible prophecy. We are watching it happen right before our very eyes, and we can be sure that we are living in the last days. Are you ready for the coming of our Bridegroom? Let’s be found ready and prepared, as a bride awaiting the Bridegroom! Be steadfast, my Christian friends!