Monday, May 11, 2009

Esa Einai

אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל הֶהָרִים, מֵאַיִן יָבֺא עֶזְרִי. עֶזְרִי מֵעִם ה', עֺשֵׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ. הִנֵּה לֺא יָנוּם וְלֺא יִישָׁן, שׁוֹמֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל

"I raise my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come? My help is from Hashem, Maker of heaven and earth... Behold, [He] neither slumbers nor sleeps, the Guardian of Israel." (Tehillim 121:1-2,4)

Dovid Hamelech asks: "From where will my help come?" How can he ask such a question?! Dovid Hamelech, someone so conscious of Hashem, definitely knows that Hahsem is our only source of help. So I heard a while back that this serves as a very big lesson for any truth-seeking person: You gotta ask questions. I know from experience that sometimes we have a question, something so fundamental that is bothering us, and we just feel too embarrassed to ask it. We must know that there is no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to finding the truth. We have to leave no stone unturned, digging deeper and deeper until we eventually start gaining clarity. With Hashem's help the clarity does come. For some people it comes quicker, for some it takes a lifetime. But one can never give up in search of the truth. The Chovos Halevavos (Rabeinu Bechayeh) speaks of the unbelievable simcha (happiness) one experiences when catching a glimpse of the truth. It's a feeling of comfort and security, knowing there is a Borei Olam (creator of the world) who loves and cares for us every second of our lives.


Anonymous said...

where is the clip from "Ahavas olam" from? Who plays it?

CR said...

I believe its from Philharmona