There is a high price to pay for living as a Jew. One must be holy in order to be accepted. One is commanded to surpass civilization so as to be average. Our existence is neither desired nor easily tolerated.
We are at the point in the story where a lead character just proclaimed out loud: “That’s it! I know what happened and why!” But, instead of giving the answer right then and there, he says to his friends, “Come with me!” and walks out of the scene.
In just a few months the 70th anniversary of one of the modern era’s greatest biblical miracles will be commemorated. On May 14, 1948, God declared to the world that now was the time that His Word and promises would once again be proven true.
One of the most common psychological conditions human beings find themselves in is denial. All people repress unpleasant experiences and do not want to be confronted with reality when it is not to their liking. Sigmund Freud devoted his full attention to this phenomenon.
Every failure was a building block to his success. He was bicycling, rowing, and climbing mountains, yet getting nowhere. But inwardly he knew he was getting stronger and stronger. He never gave up and finally became the greatest man on earth.
In this special celebration of Hanukkah, Christians and citizens of the earth do well to consider the tremendously significant events that contributed to a great miracle of God over 2,200 years ago in Jerusalem.
For those who consider that the Bible is an accurate representation of history, or entirely from God, the widely published idea that a solar eclipse could corroborate those events seems like good news for sure.