We light the Hanukkah candles in wonder, joy, and gratitude, each candle a miracle. When the Holy Temple was rededicated at the time of the Maccabean liberation battle, only one day’s worth of oil remained, yet it burned for eight days so we light candles in remembrance.

We rededicate ourselves to the miracle of light in a season of darkness
to the miracle of trust in a time of anxiety
to the miracle of hope in a time of despair
to the miracle of faith in a time of cynicism.

We rededicate ourselves to the miracle of wholeness in a time of fracture
to the miracle of courage in a time of fear
to the miracle of resistance in a time of oppression
to the miracle of peace in a time of violence
and in a time of hatred we rededicate ourselves to the miracle of love.

December 9, 2018

A Pattern of Miracles                       
Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst
Today we will explore the miracle of Hanukkah
and any other miracles that might be hiding in plain sight.
Music by Just Folk, Jan Dash, and Louise Chernosky.