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Be prepared to occasionally let go

Friday, 31 March, 2017 - 5:09 pm

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Dear Friends,

This week we welcomed the new Hebrew Month of Miracles, Nissan. One of the greatest of these was the miracle of parting the sea as the Jews left Egypt. Just picture the Jews sandwiched between the endless menacing sea and the advancing Egyptian army. What can be done?  Moses realized that the only way they could save themselves would be to go into the water. He commanded everyone to follow him but they all resisted, frightened and thinking he had lost his mind. Then one of them, Nachshon, stepped up and went into the waves. First his legs disappeared, and then his chest and everyone feared he was drowning. Just as the waters hit his nose, the sea divided!

Sometimes we just have to take that extra step forward, without any evidence or reassurance that things will work out. I’m not suggesting that we blindly and thoughtlessly forge ahead into dangerous uncharted territory, but we have to be prepared to occasionally let go, quit worrying so much and clear the way for greatness and even miracles to enter our lives.

It was so amazing when last week Seacrest middle school theater group came to perform for Preschool of the Arts. They had heard so much about us and some of our graduates go to their school. Just 13 years ago we were unknown, and now others reach out to the icon preschool — what a miracle! Let's continue doing and making the first move and leave the rest to G-d.

As it says in psalms, cast your worries upon G-d and he will contain it, or as the famous saying goes, “Don’t tell G-d how big your problems are, tell your problems how big G-d is.”
It’s not always easy, but it is the month of miracles so we have that extra energy.

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