Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
“Exile” “Bondage” “Languishing”…
….these all are words which describe some of our most anguishing emotions hidden in the depths of our souls these days. We yearn for “Deliverance” “Redemption” “Dawn”
The Jewish High Holy Days “Blessing of Redemption” provides a unique perspective for hope, which speaks to all of us, and our own responsibility in being part of redemption.
“They went forth from Egypt on a single night, but next time the miracle will be different.
Once, two sages were walking very early in the valley and they saw the light of a morning star. Said one to the other, “This is how redemption will be: The dawn breaks with a single ray of light.”And bit by bit the sky is illumined until morning comes and the darkness is gone. So, the redemption will occur little by little, growing steadily and gradually until the world is full of light.
So do not wait for a miracle, or a sudden transformation of the world. Bring the day closer step by step with every act of courage, of kindness, of healing, and repair. Do not be discouraged by the darkness.
Lift up every spark you can, and watch the horizon for the coming of dawn.
Look closely, it has already begun.”
Let us all lift up our eyes to see God’s Dawn each day.