Happy Hanukkah 2017!!!
I’m sure you’ve heard this word recently used as a derogatory term for those in our world who are easily offended, who are shattered by the slightest…slight, who are weak victims with easy lives. Well, that is not what the Creator creates!
He forms beautiful things, unique things, fragile and precious things. He creates the fabric of families…beautiful, complex personalities and strengths…unique, and the glittering web of life…both fragile and precious. The culture we live in thrives on crisis, damage, suspicion and false victimhood, but we CAN choose to see past this reality and hold on to the patterns we see in a snowflake.
The order that replaces chaos.
The glitter that replaces dirt.
The light that replaces darkness.
The beauty that replaces a frozen west wind.
The Festival of Light was birthed in a culture that truly did attempt to damage and victimize an entire people group, but the people fought back! One family looked past their current situation and saw through to the Light. One leader, one family, one life changed the course of a nation! I want to be a snowflake…beautiful, unique, fragile and precious…capable of changing the world, replacing chaos, dirt, darkness and frozen wind with order, glitter, light and beauty.