07 June 2017

"Out of the Depths"

14 Sivan 5777

"Wallering" in the mud as we've done now for the past two weeks takes a toll on our spirits. Seeing the amount of money and effort (and even treachery from within our own ranks) that is being invested in the pursuit of Israel's destruction from those who purport to "love" us can be very disheartening. And even more so when we want to do something about it, but our own government gives succor and protection to the destroyers.

However, know this. HKB"H does not bring us to this place in order to leave us hopeless and depressed. He brings us to this place in order that we acknowledge our helplessness and total dependency on Him; so that we will be so low that the only way left to look is up - to Him - for our salvation. Not to the State, and not to the Army, certainly not to "alliances" with so-called "friends and lovers", and not even to rabbis, but to HIM ALONE.

We must choose the good and reject evil and separate ourselves from it: "Go away from me you evildoers, and I shall keep the commandments of my God." (Tehillim 119.115)

King David wrote: "From out of the depths I have called You, O Lord." (Tehillim 130.1)

We have been here before: "And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression that the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, and take My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt." (Shemot 3.9-10)

From out of these depths we must cry out to God and He will hear us and send us our righteous Redeemer to deliver us from the hands of all our oppressors - from Eisav, from Yishmael, from Amalek and from the Erev Rav. Ken, yehi ratzon!