"For I know the plans that I have in mind for you," declares ADONAI, "plans for shalom and not calamity---to give you a future and a hope.
"Then you will call on Me, and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me, when you will search for Me with all your heart. --from Jeremiah 29:11~14
|you may recall this Second Challah Cover, for the book of Exodus. In Hebrew it is the book called Shemot, which means Names. I took it out again to use as we are beginning the book of Exodus.|
|My name, Shayndel, is there in pink under the pink dalia|
When I read all the names of the tribes in this weeks Parsha, I think of each blessing that Jacob bestowed upon his sons in the ending of the book of Bereshit. Each one so different, yet each with a specific purpose.
For we too each have a name that is precious to God, and each of us a unique purpose in His Kingdom.
As we enter a new year on the calendar year, and read anew in the book of Exodus, which in Hebrew is called Shemot, and means Names, I wonder what that special purpose is for me and how it will manifest in this year.
And what it is for you.
As we exit from Shabbat into a new week, may the purposes that He has for each of us become a little clearer. May we experience God's great Love for us and and believe in the plans He has for us. May we give that love back out into the world through our lives.
Shavu'a Tov! Have a great week!
PS related posts HERE.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.