Thursday, March 26, 2009

Looking Deeper Into the Words

by We Want Mashiach

More on Chapter 104 of Tehillim:
If we look into the words a little deeper, we may be able to see some interesting things. I think they may allude to some things that have happened and are about to happen.

Starting from verse 19, it seems that the concepts can be stretched to mean more. "He made the moon for festivals, the sun knows where to set". We've mentioned before that the sun represents the nations of the world who seem to be most powerful always. But the sun knows where to set- meaning, its time comes to set too - and the downward spiral of the world may be signaling that.

20 - "You made darkness and there was night, in which all the beasts of the forest stir." That's where we seem to be headed. The sun of the nations is setting (or has already) and now, the beasts of the forest are stirring - the anti-Semites and the rest of our enemies are trying to prepare their attacks. The leaders of the nations are running in circles trying to prevent the sun from setting and failing miserably.

21 - "Young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from G-d". This can mean that they are suffering economically and turning to G-d for help (which many are). It may also mean that they are preying on Am Yisrael and seeking c"v that Hashem should punish us and feed us to them as has happened countless times over history in one way or another.

At this point we are basically left with an understanding that it is quite chaotic due to the "setting of the sun" and people are looking for help or a scapegoat.

22 - "When the sun rises, they gather themseleves in; they crouch in their dens". Possibly alluding to Birkat HaChama - when the sun gets into its original position at the time of creation - a renewed position, they might feel or become strengthened and gather c"v against us.

23 - "Man goes forth to his work, to his labor until the evening." Am Yisrael seeing the enemies gathering around us, goes to do its work - prayer and learning until the evening, where the sun will set on the nations of the world with the final redemption.

We're seeing many events that are signaling the Geulah. We may understand them correctly, we may misinterpret their exact meaning, but they are signals nonetheless. When will it happen? Nobody knows. How will it happen? That's up to us.

What we do know is that it will come. All signs are seeming to point at the very near future. How near? We should expect Mashiach every day. So anything later is somewhat of a let-down. But we're not allowed to feel down about it - 'for even if he tarries, even so, I shall wait for him every day'.

If we really believed what we say (myself included), our actions would be a lot bolder. Let's realize that we are not relying on some soft reed in the river, rather on the Rock of Worlds - Hashem Yitbarach Himself. Part of the Geulah is our coming to that realization. If it comes through logic and reason of Torah and Mussar we have nothing to fear......