Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hanukkah - Alaskan-style!

Although Hanukkah is not one of YHVH Elohim's commanded feasts, it is a feast that we know our Messiah Yeshua celebrated during His life.  (John 10:22)  Following the traditions that have been handed down to us from our "fathers" has been a long, difficult and ofttimes, painful process of sorting out what is right, what is totally wrong and what really adds nothing to our walk before our FATHER.  Following in the footsteps of our Messiah, helps to simplify at least some of the confusion we have about how to keep all of the feasts.  Our Hanukkah is a simple celebration as we find ways to make our own traditions.

Danny's Hands

Here you can see DannyLee making the little candles for our Hanukiah.  This is our first attempt at making our own candles so we bought a candle making kit.  The little kit came with an instruction booklet, 8 sheets of beeswax and a minimal amount of candle wick - very minimal!  We only had enough wick to make 14 candles, far short of the 44 it would take for all eight nights of Hanukkah.  

Not quite up to the faith levels of our brothers, the Maccabees,  we found ourselves setting off on a search for more candle wick, but that's a story for another day.  Fourteen candles are plenty enough to get our holiday off to a great start.  Here you can see the first day of our Hanukkah lights!  

Hanukkah Day 1 - 2011

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