For those of you who wish to reflect on the Lord during this Hanukkah season, I'll be posting some Hanukkah devotional ideas for the duration of Hanukkah. The devotions were written by a friend of mine, Dr. Ben Alpert.
**Fun fact that may help you connect with your Jewish friends: The official name for the Hanukkah candle stand is NOT a “Menorah”. It is called a "Hanukkiah". The reason being that a Menorah holds 7 candles, and Hanukkiah holds 9.
TONIGHT, we light the second candle: ”Unity "...that they may be one just as We are one..." Read John 17: 20-26
Jesus' great prayer in the garden on the eve of His death was an aching cry of His heart for the unity of God and man. The bringing together of Holy God and sinful mankind was the redemptive purpose for which Messiah came...and for which He died. It is the purpose for which we, too, live and die...that Messiah might use us to awaken a lost world - and especially His chosen people - to their need to be reconciled with God.
As you pray tonight, praise God for uniting you with Himself, and ask Him to use you to bring lost souls to Him.