Chanukah is called the “Feast of Dedication” and the “Festival of Lights.” This Chanukah has been a very meaningful one for me. I was blessed to visit with my Mom and and Baruch’s parents recently. They are all in their mid- to late 80s. I think it is fair to say that they are coming toward the end of their lives. When confronted with our mortality, it oftentimes causes us to evaluate our lives and how we are making use of the time G-d has given us.
Have we dedicated our lives to the L-rd? Do we truly seek to obey Him, honor Him and be used as a vessel for His plans and purposes? This is necessary in order to be a servant of the Most High G-d! Living anything short of that will leave us with regret. Let us pray and rededicate ourselves to the L-rd! Let us dig into His Word to receive revelation from it on how to serve Him.
If we will commit ourselves to serving and loving G-d, then we can be a light to the world. (Matthew 5:14-16). We know the Way, the Truth and the Life. (John 14:6).
Let us decide today to commit ourselves wholly to the L-rd, to be used by Him and honor Him in all that we do. Happy Chanukah!