If you have eyes to see it, Jesus lit up the Christmas Tree in John Chapter 10 on the 25th of Kislev, yes right on the Festival of Lights or Hanukkah. Hanukkah the Hebrew may be may be translated as “dedication” or “They Rested on The 25th”
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.John 10:22
What Jesus was about to tell them had much to do with the original Tabernacle dedication from Numbers.
89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.Numbers 7:89
So it’s pretty clear who speaks from the Mercy Seat – That would be Jesus. What did Moses, who knew the Lord’s voice do, now watch what the Lord tells Moses to do.
2 Speak unto Aaron and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. 3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the Lord commanded Moses.Numbers 8:2-3
So clearly the first thing done at the dedication of the Tabernacle was to light the lights on the tree/ Menorah which was to have branches and flowers and fruit. Thus the Festival of Lights – yes, there is the whole miracle of the oils, but what do the oils do – Light up The Tree. Now what was Jesus Teaching that Moses Knew well enough to get the tree lit –
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:John 10:27
Yes, God lit the first Tree of Life when he said let there be light, and yes, Jesus is that Tree and He is the Light of the world… So you may be saying why is this a big deal?
Because every culture is looking for Eden, trying to get back to that lit tree, that’s why in December the darkest month we get to light it up on the 25th and it’s been going on for thousand of years, rehearsing God’s story, it’s the story the that has the power to change everything if you see the light so to speak… It takes a tree a cross, Jesus death to make us right and clean to hold His light… Spread the Light this Christmas