Faith Chronicles, Day 5

 

Today’s Faith Chronicle is a Shabbat Gift to you and as you read ahead, read from a place of being presented a gift. And then be open to accepting it.

Your gift is a reminder. A reminder that is seeped into our Judaism. It shows up every time we chant the Mi Chamocha (redemption prayer). We’re reminded of it every time we read the story of the Red Sea parting. Or when we give a baby their Hebrew name.

The reminder? Miracles.

Miracles DO happen. They may not always be grand but they are just as powerful. Our faith in miracles is not that we believe they will happen for us. Our faith in miracles is knowing that they DO happen and that it is a possibility for them to happen in our lifetime. That faith drives us towards those miracles. It energizes us. It gives us light in moments of darkness. That little spark? It’s within all of us. Sometimes we just have to fan and protect it in order to allow it to become a flame.

Miracles do happen. We’ve heard about them, we’ve maybe even seen them. But even if you don’t believe the stories to be true, isn’t it more hopeful to think that they might be? That’s faith.

Remember the miracles. Read about them. Watch movies about them. Process them. And then remind yourself that it IS possible for you to witness them. After all, how many of us thought we’d be where we are a year ago. Anything is possible. ANYTHING. Hold onto the possibility of miracles.

I love you all. Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Gabi