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let it go

Thursday, 8 December, 2016 - 9:29 am

 Imagine you were running away from someone, or something, and G-d appeared to you to tell you that all would be good. Wouldn't the rest of your day go better?The Torah tells us that G‑d appeared to Jacob while he was running away from his brother Esau's wrath. G-d informed him that He would bequeath the entire land to his descendants and that He would safeguard him until he returned to Canaan.

Following this, the Torah tells us “Jacob lifted his feet and continued on his journey…” It uses the language "he lifted his feet" instead of "he went on his way" in order to show that Jacob felt lighter after hearing G-d’s assurance. 

In life, there are many times that we feel dark; things are weighing us down like family, work, finances, children, friends, relationships, etc. When that happens, we need to take a moment to reflect back on the past and remember that G-d promised that he would take care of us. G-d promised our forefathers that he would take care of their children and history has proven that G-d did not abandon his flock.

Take a moment and reflect on this and then continue your day with a lighter heart and a smaller burden and skip off to the next thing you will do.

Love is the feeling you get when a load is lifted just by seeing a friend. G-d is our friend; connect with Him, let go of the burdens and feel the love.

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman 

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