Gabriel’s Visit – Happy Chanukkah!!


As a child, it always bothered me that we celebrated Christ’s birth at Christmas, but knew he wasn’t really born then and didn’t know when He was born. That didn’t compute in my inquisitive mind. Years later, I was thrilled to learn it was possible, with study of Scripture, a second witness in Jewish culture, and astronomy, to pinpoint Yeshua’s birth to the Feast of Tabernacles… when the Word became Flesh & Dwelt (the Greek word used means Tabernacled) among us! 😀

In that timeline, Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit 6 mos after Elizabeth (just after Pentecost) did. It’s VERY likely, that the angel Gabriel and Holy Spirit visited her this week during Hanukkah (which means Dedication in Hebrew), as the Light of the World began his journey to redeem us, restore us and dedicate us, the Living stones of His temple. 😀

In Honor of Gabriel’s Visit, and the Conception of our Messiah;
I offer the following song written & originally performed by the Machens –
The Lord is With You
This is the best cover rendition I can find of it, and on the youtube page, has a link below and to the left for purchase of the album it comes from.

The first time I heard it, several years ago, while watching the Christmas in the Smokies drama at Dollywood, It resonated so deeply that I cried… and went home and searched and searched till I found who’d written it, and bought the album – which has lots of great songs in it, but this one remains my favorite!!
Here’s a private recording of the song in that show.

If you’d like to know a bit more about why I believe Yeshua was conceived during Hanukkah, and born at Sukkot/Tabernacles please see the following blog, and follow the links provided there.


About Beloved of YHWH

I am the “Head of Domestic Affairs” here on the mountain top. What that means is, I’m a stay-at home mom of 2 Boys, Small business owner, gardener, homemaker, blogger, planner, mediator, nurse, and so much more. My life took an unexpected and painful turn a couple of years ago, which is how I came to name my blog Shakam Boqer, but YHVH has been incredibly faithful to me, the boys and I are healing, and I am full of hope. I’m a follower of Yeshua, and my faith is an integral part of my life. Part of how He created me to reflect Him is to be a teller of the Story. I share my story, not as an exhibitionist, not for the attention it might receive, not for accolades or recognition, but, for His Glory – so that others, as they read, as they see how YHVH has led and loved me over the course of time, can be edified, lifted up, encouraged to Look to HIM, to Trust Him, to pursue Holy Wholeness with every fiber of their beings. Within this blog, I want community and conversation and interaction. I want to offer hope, and joy, and also thought provoking bits that make one look deeper into the heart of Elohim. This is my place to share my thoughts, wrestlings and just daily life. Please, please feel free to comment, discuss and even dissect & respectfully disagree. Be sure you check out Welcome & Disclaimers to get a general idea of the Blog, and what I am about: Feel free to contact me directly at: abigailmistyd at gmail dot com. Some blogs are password protected as I don't want pictures of my children pulled from my blog in a "image search" and posted elsewhere on the web. If I know you in person, or we have interacted online, and you'd like to read them, shoot me a note, tell me how I know you, and ask for the password. :)

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