Hanukkah is almost here! It’s a time that our family looks forward to for the fun, the depth, the traditions, the history, the learning, the celebrating, and the honor to God that it brings. Who wouldn’t want to do all of these things for 8 days?!
Whether you grew up celebrating The Festival of Lights, or if this will be your first year, my hope is that you will be blessed and that your preparation will be made easier with the 8 Days of Messianic Hanukkah Devotions here. It is the devotions that I have put together and tweaked over the last few years that my own family uses every night of Hanukkah. It will teach you the history of the holiday, provide Internet links to crafts, activities, videos, and more (all free!), and even provide questions for reflection each night.
The themes that it covers are–
Day 1 Theme: God protects and provides for those who persevere in honoring Him and who fight for justice
Day 2 Theme: why we light the hanukkiah (menorah)
Day 3 Theme: Jehovah Tsidkenu — the Lord of Justice and Rightousness
Day 4 Theme: even a single candle defeats the darkness
Day 5 Theme: God wants us to remember His history
Day 6 Theme: sanctifying our Temple
Day 7 Theme: there is hope for our future
Day 8 Theme: what others have meant for evil, God has meant for good
There are three basic things you will need. The first, is a menorah and candles, the second is to download the Hanukkah Readings and Prayers document* and the third is to download the PDF copy of our 8 Days of Messianic Hanukkah Devotions Outline. Both of these documents are FREE for you!
*please note that I created this document from copy-and-pasting Biblical passages, and what I assume are prayers from Chabad.com years ago. I don’t remember who authored any of it, what versions of the Bible I used, or who created the artwork I put in. I created it for the use of my family, and didn’t think ahead about sharing it with others! No harm is intended, but if you authored any of it, let me know and I’ll gladly credit your information to you. 🙂