God of Wonders – Happy Hanukkah

I will remember the works of the Lord:

surely I will remember thy wonders of old. (a)

Remember the wonderful works He has done,

His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced, (b)

It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs

and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. (c)

 

God of Wonders. Glorious, Marvelous, Unchangeable, Unshakable!

As the celebration of Hanukkah begins tonight, I, a Christian, am excited. Excited because it is a celebration of a miracle that God performed on behalf of His people – yet again! Truly, He is the God of Wonders and all the world should be reminded of that fact from time to time.

Another miracle He performed is what we Christians celebrate this time of year – the Birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ! Christmas is a miracle. Not just because of the virgin birth, which is miraculous of course, but because the God and creator of the whole universe freely, willingly and joyfully chose to be born a helpless child and grow up into a man Who would die to save those He loves.

Yes, I am aware that Easter is in Spring but the Resurrection story begins in a manger. A humble beginning for a King. A common occurrence for an uncommon Man. The start of a life of service, and ultimately sacrifice, for the  people He made and loves so very much.

So, no matter if you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, you are celebrating a miraculous work performed by the God of Wonders.

Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends around the world.

May God Bless you during this feast.

 

(a) Ps. 77:11 KJV (b) Ps. 105:5 HCSB (c) Dan 4:2 NIV

 

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