This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. John 3:19 NASB
There has always been a battle between, “Light” and “Dark”. Those who love “light” don’t mind being exposed to it. Although they are not yet perfect, they know the Light is good for them and brings repentance. Those who love “Dark” don’t like the light. They are afraid and ashamed of what the light will show! They will run from the Light.. and try to find a, Darker Spot in which to dwell.
During this time when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Jewish brothers celebrate Hanukkah. Following Greek decrees outlawing Judaism the Maccabees rebelled, successfully expelling the Greeks, rededicating the Second Temple, and establishing their own rule. The Hanukkah holiday in particular celebrates the miracle of the menorah in the Temple staying lit for 8 days on enough oil for only 1 day.
Have you ever considered that the world that is bent on the destruction of Israel, also wants to destroy Christians? Why? Because we both worship the miracle of the One True God who brought that Light into the world! As it is written...
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “ I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life". John 8:12 NASB
Dear one…if you have received the, “Light of Life”, don’t turn back to darkness now... Escape the coming judgment... continue to walk in the Light!