Hashem sent me and my family this message twice around the time of Chanukah. When I came home from Craig hospital more than six years ago it was two days before Chanukah and last year Ahuva Nava came home on the first day. Both of these occurrences are so far apart yet share that same message; “I love you and I haven’t forgotten about you. There is never a moment that I’m not paying attention to you, I want you to succeed!”
This is a message that all of us can take from the light of Chanukah into the darkness of winter and the rest of the year. There is rhyme and reason to everything in Hashem’s world. In the monotony of our everyday lives we need to constantly remind ourselves that we have a special connection with Hashem that no one has ever had or will have and we have to treasure this.