Who is Like You, O Lord, Among the Mighty!
The fifth day of Chanukah is the day before Rosh Chodesh Tevet. The day before every Rosh Chodesh is known as Yom Kippur Katan (“Mini Yom Kippur”) and is a day of introspection and repentance for any wrongdoings during the past month.
As believers, we are known as children of light. Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:19, ”And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their deeds were evil.“ John begins by writing that Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, came to Jesus by night. I am sure that Nicodemus wished he would have come earlier in the day.
God’s light is very intentional, exposing and driving out the darkness in our lives. It is the light of the word that brings conviction and introspection to our hearts. The conviction of the Holy Ghost calling us to righteousness and right relationship to God brings repentance with regret. David refers to the word of God and its illumination of His soul and its cleansing power. “Create in me a clean heart Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.” This continual cry of our hearts brings truth to our lives.
Jesus speaks of Himself,
May we become lovers of His light and continue to pursue Him and walk in His light.
Draw near to Me, the Lord, and I will draw near to you.