Dec 20, 1997 is Fri, Tevet 10, 5757, Sunset: 5:34pm
Torah: Gen 44:18-47:27, Prophets: Ezek 37:15-28
Va-Yiggash, And Y'hudah (Judah) "came near to him" and he said (ki adoni) oh my lord let not your anger glow on your servant for you are as Pharaoh.
Because of Yoseph and now Benyamin being taken from him, Yaakov’s heart must have grieved. Anxiety and fear must have gripped him in their clutches. Notice however that the outcome was totally different than the situation indicated. All of the fear and worry were for nothing. As a matter of fact, Yaakov was restored to both of his sons. His beloved son Yoseph was the one who saved his family from the horrible drought. Let us learn that our fears are normally wrong and rejoicing in the L-rd always pays off.
In chapter 45, is a marvelous act of compassion showing Yoseph's heart. (Read and understand.) Rather than carry out the charade and seeking further revenge on his brothers, Yoseph broke down, cried and revealed to them who he truly was. He apparently held no animosity whatsoever for his brothers.
The final outcome of this story is beautiful. "And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die."
When Dan went into Egypt he had only one son, but when he left Egypt, he was one of the largest of the tribes of Israel. It doesn't matter what our talents and abilities are, In G-d even the weakest becomes the strongest. He takes the weak and base things of this world to confound the mighty. Baruch HaShem!
Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 106:1
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