Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Hanukah Mishap

Kislev 28, 5770
Happy 4th day of Hanukah

It's always a challenge trying to find age-appropriate ways to ignite a passion in our small children for the feasts and Holidays that remind us of God. It's a further challenge to remember that we (as Messianic believers) do not do these activities out of religion causing them to be practiced begrudgingly, but we do it out of excitement and love for Yeshua our Messiah. For the feasts and holidays emulate His life and His second coming.

So again, back to the challenge of expressing that to small children who don't want to hear Momma preach!

This year, we took the approach of keeping it simple and making it fun.

As part of our fun, (and I must admit, I snagged this idea from another Mom) I wrapped Hanukah/Christmas books and put them in a basket.

Each night, after speaking the blessings and lighting the candles, the kids get to pick a "present". They unwrap the book and we sit and read followed by a kid-inspired family night.

And, here is where the mishap takes place.

Last night, we deemed it movie night. In our haste, we ran from lighting the candles and reading to the TV room to watch our movie. Well, guess what Mommy forgot to do.

Yep, I forgot to blow out the candles. Here are some better pics since the above pic doesn't do the mess justice.

When we discovered it, the candles were clear pools of wax down in the cups of the candlesticks with barely glowing wicks in the middle.
So, guess what I'll be doing today in order to light the candles tonight! I'm hoping a hair dryer on low heat and a butter knife will do the trick. But....I'm open to suggestions.

On another note....this is the season of miracles. Wether you celebrate Hanukah, Christmas or both, we are all celebrating miracles.

It is my prayer that we will invite the Lord to work His miracles in our lives. It is my challenge to give the Lord free reign in my life to work the miracles He wants to give and not the ones I expect. Surprise us, oh Lord, that we would be blessed in ways our minds cannot forsee.

Have a wonderful week.



Twincerely,Olga said...

Hi Happy Hannukah!! It is so nice to meet you!!Your children are beautiful! Sorry about your candles!! Yikes!!
I am a Christian now but grew up in a half Jewish home and very glad to meeta Mesianic Jew!!(hope I spelled that right! Stop by

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry that mishap occurred but thrilled no one was hurt!
Dropped by from SITS.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

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Glad everybody's ok- hope it was a good movie ;o)

Marina said...

eeeps....Im sorry that created a wax melt down ;)

Happy Hanukah...thought belated and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SITS-tah!!!! Have a blessed year filled with joy, laughter and good health!

Ms. Sarah said...

Happy Hannukah to you. Your kids are so cute. I hope you were able to clean it ok. Happy sits saturday

Two Normal Moms said...

Oh no - not candle wax! Ugh!

Happy Hanukkah! It sounds like you have a splendid plan to include your children and make it fun as well as meaningful.

Visiting from SITS