Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Darkness Always Precedes The Light

The night enters and the new day begins. Hashem in His mercy is ready to bestow upon us another day with all its new blessings and wonders. However, in order to receive the light of this new day, we first have to go through the darkness of the night.

"And there was evening and there was morning, one day (Beresheet ch.1)"
We learn from this verse that according to Jewish tradition, the day begins after the setting of the sun and not in the morning at the sunrise.

What is the significance of the day beginning at night?

We can learn from this a very simple yet profound lesson. Often times in life we find ourselves stuck in the darkness feeling hopeless and seeing no way out of our difficult and challenging situations. Know that this is exactly the darkness that precedes the light. Remember what we learned from the story of the Megilla, that no matter how bad or hopeless things may seem, they can all turn around in the blink of an eye.

Keep this thought with you at all times and remember that Hashem has never and will never abandon you. Just be patient and await His salvation and never give up hope or stop praying.

May we all have the strength to hold on in the darkness and merit seeing the light of our redemption soon, Amen.

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