Challah and Cherry Blossoms Diary
Today home on a typhoon day, sewing the fifth challah cover.
The Hebrew letters on this Challah Cover say...
` SHALOM`As I am sewing, it struck me how this year of studying the Torah has been a year of getting to know our Creator, giver of the Torah.
I was feeling happy and peaceful at the thought, and a song came to mind. Not a Hebrew song, not exactly a worship song. But rather a song from a musical. Do you know this song? It is called `Getting to Know You`. It`s from... oh, I am laughing now after the fact to realize what musical it is from...
it`s from `The King and I`!!!
Yes, reading God`s Torah is getting to know Him, getting to know more about Him. Learning to Love Him, seeing the wonders he does and most of all, the wonder of Who He Is!
getting to know you , getting to feel free and easy,, while I am with you, getting to know what you see! haven`t you noticed, suddenly I`m bright and breezy?!...
In the Torah portion this past week, in Deuteronomy, we read how the words in the Torah are not meant to be difficult or baffling, but rather that they are to be very close to us, in our mouth and in our heart, to do them. (Deuteronomy 30:11 ~14).
The Torah brings peace to our heart. Yeshua our Messiah and Savior is the Prince of Peace.
As we near the end of the Torah on this cycle, getting ready to scroll back to the beginning, may your days be filled with His great Shalom.
Shalom means Peace (and other meanings as well) . These are some scriptures that mention the word Shalom, peace. Please share any of your favorites as well!
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have shalom. In the world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world! --- Yeshua`s words from John 16:33 TLV
For thus says ADONAI:
Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream. ---Isaiah 66:12
And the shalom of God, which surpasses all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yeshua. ---Philippians 4:7
ADONAI gives strength to His people.
ADONAI blesses His people with shalom. ---Psalm 29:11
"Yes, you will go out with joy
and be led forth with peace.
The mountains and the hills
will break forth before you singing,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands!"
Seek Shalom and pursue it! --Psalm 34:15
Shalom be upon Israel ! ---Psalm 128: 6