Season of Gratitude
Blessing Israeli Kids for Hanukkah and Christmas

Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, the entire festive season approaching Christmas has a very unique air about it. 

There’s something very special and godlike about a season that brings families and friends together to express gratitude, share a festive meal, while reflecting on our blessings. 

Anything that brings people together and binds them with gratitude and love, has God’s seal all over it. 

It is all about giving thanks and celebrating together the abundance of blessings. 

Feeling grateful urges us to recognize the abundance of blessings in our lives, while love urges us to share them with those who aren’t as blessed as we are. 

One of the ways you can express your gratitude in sharing your blessings this year is our annual Christmas-Hanukkah Children’s Project, aimed at blessing children who were and are affected by the ongoing current war in Israel. Some are displaced with their families because their homes have been destroyed, others had to evacuate because their homes are in a war zone while others are children of newly immigrated families that fled the war in Ukraine, only to face the horrors of war yet again. 

A lot is being said in the media about the affected children in this war, unfortunately very little is actually said about Israeli children, as though they aren’t also the ones who were targeted and are currently suffering. 

While the world is busy choosing sides and excusing the inexcusable, we know there can only be one side to things: God’s side. 

Our goal is to bring God’s light to His children, that is what we are called to do as believers. That is what Christmas is about, as well as Hanukkah, which is also known as the Festival of Light, when light overcomes darkness despite all odds. 

This holiday season we want to ensure we are on God’s side and bring some much-needed light into a dark situation our children are forced to live in. 

Help us bless Israeli children because that is what Yeshua called us to do. 

“’Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:40