The menorah was not seen from the outside of the Tabernacle, but only while inside the Holy Place, before the Holy of Holies. The priests were commanded to keep the lamp during continuously and while the worshippers could not physically see this light, the spiritual light was lit within each of them as they worshipped the Holy One, Adonai Elohim.

Today, we light the menorah in remembrance of the light within the Temple as we eagerly anticipate the return of the Light of the World - Yeshua!

Psalm 119:105

נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.