A day full of worry and phone calls to friends to check on their safety. A time of prayer and reflection and listening to the 'still small voice'. Preparation for Shabbat with the potential of guests from the coast.
|The view across the valley|
As we are finishing our preparations, we can hear a child across the valley from our house getting in one last saxophone practice before Shabbat begins. He is playing all the familiar Hanukkah melodies. The young musician is used to remind us:
"Maoz Tzur Y’shuati Lecha Naeh L’sha-beiach"
O Mighty Stronghold of my Salvation, to praise You is a delight....
Keeping all in perspective, G-d is the Stronghold of our Salvation and, in spite of all that has and is happening, we will praise Him this Shabbat~ which is our delight.
Shabbat Shalom to all. We will be back Yom Rishon. (Sunday)