The world is in great confusion over this question, even today. Many believe or at least recognize that Jesus is an important figure in world history, some acknowledge His holy life style and teaching, others just plain reject the notion that He is real at all. The pharisees of the day truly believed that Messiah was coming but they could not begin to think He would come from Nazareth, or from a common woman and her carpenter husband. Obviously the miracles He performed must have been some kind of trick, the work of the devil, or misunderstandings. Rejectors of Jesus will attempt to invalidate who He is anyway possible. Sleighs, red suits, trees, ornaments, reindeer and the like are included. The one remote connection with the life of Christ we have here, are the lights. Jesus celebrated the feast of the dedication of the Temple which included the lighting of the menorah candles. We are not surprised given the respect and love Jesus had for the Temple. So, when you turn on your ‘lights’ this year, be ready to tell the world “plainly”, Jesus is the Messiah, the light of the world. Happy Hanukah.