The Feast of Lights
It is the season of Hanukkah and the man born blind is begging for his daily bread in the shadows of the mikveh baths outside the southern walls of the temple. It is cold and his thread-bare cloak doesn’t offer him much protection from the elements. He hears a crowd approaching and hoping to solicit some charity he holds out his bare arm calling loudly for alms. In the midst of his cries he hears a question asked, “who sinned Master, this man or his family that he should be born blind?” “Not him or his family,” Yashua answers, “but it is for the glory of YHVH/God that this man was born blind.” And then Yashua mixes His spit with some dust of the ground and applies it to the man’s eyes and then tells the man born blind to go wash in the pool of Siloam. The man does as he is told and comes away seeing. He wants to find the man referred to as “the Light of the World”, but he doesn’t know who he is or what he looks like and so begins a great odyssey of discovering Yashua and being discovered by Yashua. Even when we can’t find Him, He will come looking and find us! For YHVH/God so loved the world… this much, and He opened up His arms and died for you and for me. Accept the love Yashua has for you today.