This time of the pandemic is turning our lives upside down in all countries of the world. People lose their jobs and some are sent on unpaid leave. In Israel People in that situation can it that case receive help from a fund for the unemployed. Many countries are hit hard by the virus and it is tragic in some places around the world. Collaboration to combat this virus is paramount. In the text of Matthew 9:36 it is written about the mercy of Messiah Yeshua: “When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with mercy on them, as they were chased and worn out, like sheep that have no shepherd.”
The New Tesament commissions the followers of Yeshua to show mercy to others and in Colossians 3:12 it says: “Put on, then, as God’s chosen saints and loved ones, inward mercy, goodness, humility, meekness and patience.” It is heartwarming to see the compassion of so many people for each other during this time. Proverbs 31:20 says about the woman of valor, eshet chayil: “She stretches out her hand to the afflicted, to the needy, to the poor, to those who are oppressed and abused, who are in need or in trouble.” The people who care for the sick, people who give care to family, neighbors who take care, initiatives in society to help others, people who are oppressed and persecuted in the world, etc.
The world is full of initiatives to help each other. This is the will of the Eternal. Adonai wants us to help each other, to support each other. Hopefully in the near future we can have worship services again and meet again. Expressing our gratitude to Adonai together as a group: Thanking, honoring, praising Him. To be able to experience the glory of the Eternal as a community again. Singing and dancing together: Hineh ma tov oe mah na’im shevet achim gam yachad! See how good it is when brothers and sisters are together (Psalms 133:1). The word na’im means ‘good’ and also ‘sweet’ and ‘with love’. A gathering that warms, builds and encourages us. May it be soon!