Living in Israel is like living in no other country. With which of the nations did G-d, the Creator of the universe make an eternal covenant? In which country has He placed a city where He says He will dwell? Where are the people He has set apart as His own unique treasure?
Daily The 2 Spies are exceedingly grateful at the chesed, grace, that G-d has shown by allowing us to live here in the Land. None of us completely understands why we have been given this honor and responsibility. But we are humbled by it and thoughtfully live out our days here.
There are times, like this week, when events are enough to break one's heart. Sometimes we feel caught up in the rolling tide of life and circumstance that we wonder that we don't drown. Perspective is hard to retain. True reality almost impossible to keep in focus.
Sitting in a concert last night of Handel's Messiah, the truth of Torah came to restore reality and focus. From the beginning chorus ~Nachamu ami ~ Comfort my people ~ we were reminded of the Covenant keeping G-d who is not moved by circumstance. He is fully aware and in charge. There are no surprises for Him. And as such, resting on the Everlasting Arms there are no surprises for us. There is comfort for the broken hearted. There is rest for the weary and there is Hope for the future. The Future is already written and He is already there.