The Season of Lights/Hanukkah

I am joining with for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Photo Credit: Yad Vashem, Westerbork, Holland, Candle lighting on the seventh night of Hanukkah during WW2
Photo Credit: Yad Vashem, Westerbork, Holland, Candle lighting on the seventh night of Hanukkah during WW2

Today’s prompt is:


It’s a season for life for Israel
It’s the season of lights,
The season of joy,
The season of rededication

Israel was called
For a holy purpose,
Distinct and set apart
Before all the nations

G-d made a people
To bring Himself
And His Kingdom nigh

His holy writ will not be denied
His promises will never be forgotten
His covenant will never ever be forsaken
He cannot deny Himself
He will not forget His lovingkindness

Ezekiel 37 describes this life
Life into the dry bones;
One slow step at a time
G-d himself breathes life
Into the dry bones

The most poignant reality
Coming for Israel
In every single dimension
Words containing substance
Words spoken over Israel
Containing hope for her

Shortlink for Sharing:

The Creator’s Whisper


Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 26: Whisper

A whisper from the mouth of
the creator of heaven and earth
Vanquishes all of his enemies

The god of death
will be overcome
by the Giver of life

The veil of darkness
will be stripped away
by the radiating light of his countenance

The merciless hatred
and murderous violence
will be subdued
by the G-d
who is love

No matter what
the threats of the enemy are
Breathed through the mouths
of those formed by G-d
They will not win

Life will overtake death
Light will force out darkness
Love will overcome hate

Israel, you will live
Am Yisrael Chai
עם ישראל חי
Your maker is your husband
Return with all your hearts
to the G-d of your deliverance

Standing with Israel, Standing with G-d

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Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge