As the last lamp flickered out, Miriam continued to rock and closed her eyes in the darkness. Yeshua carried his Father’s name, the ‘I Am.’ He was no ordinary son; she was favored to be his mother. He was the reason she dedicated her life and soul to embracing the words of the angel. They named him Yeshua, the name given to Yosef when the angel spoke with him. Her son is the Light of the world, the One who fills all lamps with oil. He is the Miracle who is bringing the eternal Kingdom into this world. Tonight, he would reveal his identity to Isra’el, and Miriam knew that someday in the future a sword would pierce her heart.
Most people have heard of the holiday called Hanukkah or Chanukkah. Some believe that it is the Jewish alternative to Christmas. However, these two celebrations have nothing in common.