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My friend in Israel gave me permission to repost her blog. I was amazed at how it followed in the same vein as my last post! I think you will appreciate it.
I noticed that there is a whole way of thinking build into the
‘Nsayon” – means trial, experience, hardship. “ns” it’s first two
letters mean – miracle.
So from the trial and the hardship comes a
miracle of overcoming and learning and growing stronger.
patience. The root – “sevel” means hardship almost as bad as slavery. Meaning,
that from the hardship, even of slavery, comes out the good ability to be
patient with others and with life.
In the bible there are lines that
became a part of the Hebrew culture like: From strong came sweet – it is in the
story of Samson who said it after he found the lion carcase full of honey. It
means that goodness comes from hardship and trial.
Before the celebration
of Purim – the Book of Esther – we have 3 days fast. Before the Passover – the
first born of Israel fast in memory of the ones who were slain.
at the eve of the memorial day for the soldiers who fell over time to protect
Israel. We are a week after the memorial of the holocaust. On Thursday we’ll
celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday. It is an event that came out of suffering
during 2000 years of exile, out of the gas chambers, out of the death of so many
young people (more then 22,000). But it is a birthday of freedom. Just like the
freedom on Passover that came out of 430 years of slavery in Egypt.
believe that for the world another great freedom came after a great suffering.
Yeshua died on the Roman cross, suffered horribly like so many thousands who
were nailed to crosses at that time. But ! but! He rose again, and this act of
self sacrifice had given a freedom to each individual who chose to accept Him
as the Messiah. From suffering came an inner freedom from sins that only God can
give. He is the “ns” (miracle) in the “nisayon” (trial). [End of post]
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