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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Flying with Thursday's Word with Brenda Smith

Thursday's Word

Kelley Bozarth

I would think that most of us place a candle in our window or display one in our Christmas decorations each year. A Christmas candle is a lovely thing, it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away to bring warmth and light to our lives. Candles are used during Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of light which is also celebrated during winter. During the eight nights of Hanukkah, a candle is lit in a special menorah called a 'hanukkiyah.' Candles are also used in the modern winter festival of Kwanzaa, where a special candle holder called a kinara, that holds seven candles is used. Perhaps your Church light the candles for Candlelight Services. The candles are the only light for the services.

As you can see, we have beautiful traditions in which we use the candle.They are all beautiful and I love to decorate with candles to be able to view the beauty of the light's glow and to feel it's warmth. When Jesus was born there was bright star in the sky that the shepherds followed by night to see where the Babe King Jesus was lying in a manger in Bethlehem. He was born and He is light to this dark world. Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of Life. ((John 8:12))

Brenda C. Smith

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