As we have moved into night 3 of Hanukkah, we did a short review of the story of Hanukkah and then dove right into the ceremony. I lit the Shamash candle and then I passed the Hanukkia around and each person lit a candle until all three were shining bright. As it came back to rest in front of me at the head table, I stood up and took my position up at the whiteboard (oh how happy I am with a whiteboard!...lol). I already talk with my hands, so I might as well have them doing something besides waving in the air! ;) Abraham was the topic of the night. He is what I have set as the representative of the third evening of Hanukkah. He is the next torchbearer of the Light of the world. Abraham was the father of many nations and a true follower of the Most High. We made the connection since there were two Jewish people in the room, ;) that Abraham represented the Father and his son Isaac represents the son of God, who was asked to be sacrificed. But although Isaac's life was spared in the natural, this was a foreshadow of the real Lamb that would be also caught in a thicket of thorns around his head, who would be sacrificed for our sins, once and for all.
I then went through many different scriptures that prophesied the coming Light of the world, such as Isaiah 53, Isaiah 9:6 and Micah 5:2, all of which prophesy great details surrounding the Messiah. All us believers were a bit nervous about how our Jewish friends would react to such a bold message. They came back the next night. ;)