And make us all divine:
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (London: William Strahan, 1745), number 5. Public domain.
Afterwards, every night in the outer Temple courtyard, tens of thousands of spectators would gather to watch the Simchat Beit HaShoeivah (Rejoicing at the Place of the Water-Drawing), as the most pious members of the community danced and sang songs of praise to God. The dancers would carry lighted torches, and were accompanied by the harps, lyres, cymbals and trumpets of the Levites. According to the Mishnah tractate Sukkah, "He who has not seen the rejoicing at the Place of the Water-Drawing has never seen rejoicing in his life." On this day water as well as wine (like the water and blood that flowed from Messiah's side) were poured into two different holes in the altar in the Temple and flowed through special conduits back down into the Qidron Valley. This gives us another connection with the Wedding at Cana, where Yeshua turned water into wine.
This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling bands and lying in a feeding trough."
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."
"Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. (Ezekiel 36:25-27). This speaks of spiritual circumcision of the heart, made without hands, which is the result of a revelation of God, turning our hearts from their dead condition to everlasting life. It is likely that as the eighth day after a male's birth was the day of circumcision, Yeshua was circumcised in the Temple on Shemini Azeret.