Echo in Forever
Tonight begins the 26th Day of the Omer (May 8-9, 2006), which is three weeks and five days of the omer. May that part of me that is broken in Hod in Netzach begin to heal on this day.
From Deuteronomy 29:
You stand this day all of you before Adonay your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers... your little ones... the stranger who is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water... That you should enter into covenant with Adonay your God, and into an oath... And not with you alone will I make this covenant and this oath; but... also with those who are not here with us this day.
"Also with those who are not here today." With the future generations.
Every day, always, God renews the deeds of Creation.
You know those kinds of memories of yourself as a two-year-old that come from your parents telling you about what happened so many times? That is what our memory of the revelation at Mt. Sinai is like.
Know that it is the same sun that you look up to now that was also bearing witness to the events of revelation. Don't let the sun burn you. But bask in it just enough to feel the warmth that reminds you.
Let the warmth that comes from the memory of Sinai make us alert to the teachings that are being handed down every day, if only we listen.