"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

The Kindness of HaShem is Endless and Abundant…

May 2, 2012

in Jewish Jems,Judaism vs. Christianity,Judaism:,Noahide - The Ancient Path,The Torah

L’zecher nishamos Rav Yochanon Motel ben Rav Ephraim and Moras Esther Leah bas Rav Yehudah Yoseph B”H
The Salant Center 

Discover Your Goodness

The kindness of HaShem is endless and abundant; yet it is also somewhat hidden. The Torah reveals the way for us to attain clarity of HaShem’s kindness, mercy, and love. In fact, the path is very easy and attainable.

In this light, King David compared trust in HaShem to the properties of a shadow. Specifically, a shadow casts its shade according to the image that it reflects. If you show it one finger, it shows one finger; if you show it two fingers, it shows two fingers. If you show it the whole hand, it shows the whole hand.

In the same way, the more a person focuses on recognizing HaShem’s help and kindness, the more HaShem will reveal Himself to that person. The more we strive to see HaShem’s beauty, the more He will make Himself known to us.

The Sages of Mussar tell us about hashgacha pratit. This is the awareness of the Divine providence that HaShem extends to each individual person. For instance, you’re running late for your plane, but you still make the flight because the take-off is delayed. You could say, “Boy was I lucky. If I would have missed that flight, I would have missed a key meeting.”

Whereas, if you add HaShem into the picture, your perception of the event is much different; “Look how HaShem cares for me! He arranged for the plane to be delayed, so I could catch the flight.”

Take note of the amazing kindness of HaShem, that constantly surrounds us. The more we focus on recognizing HaShem in our lives, the more He will reveal to us His wonderful and infinite love, mercy, and kindness.

TODAY: Take a few to moments to appreciate your wondrous gift of health and wellbeing.

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