Hashem created the world in such a way that there was darkness and then light . Because the light that comes after darkness is much brighter . Perhaps the month of Kislev is the month most connected to light. We have the yom tov of Yud Tes Kislev, the chag hageulah (redemption from prison ) of the Alter Rebbe which indicated that permission was given in the heavenly realms to spread the light of Chassidus to the whole world (chassidus is compared to oil). And we have the yom tov of Chanukah, the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks: the miracle of the little jug of oil that gave enough light for eight days and nights.
Every Jewish soul is intrinsically connected to light….because every Jew is a light to the nations. Every Jew brings light and holiness into the world. Every soul is called a candle of G-d.
And the idea is to constantly change the darkness of this material world into light.
We have many dark difficult moments in life. Times when we do not see light at all.
But it is precisely at those moments that we need to remember we each possess a light that can never be extinguished. A light that can never be blemished. That part of our soul that can never be damaged by darkness. And when we ignite that light, it automatically dispels all the darkness within ourselves and in the world around us.
So this year let’s light up the world. Let’s light that inner part of our souls and ignite that flame that has carried the Jewish nation through so much persecution and suffering. The light that will last forever, even after Moshiach comes.
And through bringing more light into the world, may we merit the light of Moshiach immediately.
May this month, which is referred to as the month of redemption (geulah) and the month of miracles (nissim) bring both: Geulah from any personal problems as well as the complete geulah from galus with the coming of Moshiach. And may we all merit personal miracles in our own lives as well as the biggest miracle of the coming of Moshiach