We have reached summertime, with Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) behind us and on our way to the Feast of Trumpets, the Israeli New Year. A time of repentance, inquiry and joy. Of converting the things that all adhere to or have affected us as human beings in one way or another. The Seider meal at Pesach with matzah among other ingredients is an experience, different for each of us in examining our souls. That part of our humanity is something mysterious. In the Bible we read many texts about the human soul. It is already being woven in the womb. This does not only apply to Jeremiah (see 1: 5). In Psalm 62: 2 it says, “Truly, my soul turns silent to the Eternal. My deliverance comes from Him. He is truly my rock and my deliverance, my castle. I will not falter too much. ”
When we become still for the Eternal by seeking Him, as in the morning, it is wonderful to experience peace and tranquility coming. Then in that silence we can thank the Eternal for who He is, for what He has done for us, pray with requests for healing and for help for ourselves, for Israel, for the church, people in need. A time of being close to the Eternal. Yeshua’s sacrifice is continually cleansing us. We may ask for that cleansing and confess wrong things and ask forgiveness for it. We’re a lucky bunch! Sustained by the matzah principle of becoming small so He can become great.
All the people in the world who have this relationship are privileged. When you meet a believer there is soon that soul mate recognition in faith. We live in good times or bad and difficult times, our faith is always present and we always come out of the pit. If our faith is lacking, there is always a fellow believer to help us recover. Money cannot buy this precious faith, and it is something that no human can ever take away from us. A soul that belongs to the Eternal is safe and secure.
The Lord says in Ezekiel 18: 4, “All souls are Mine.” The body can be killed, but the soul cannot. By our faith the soul will be saved, read Habakkuk 2:4 and Hebrews 10:39). Faith is also an anchor for our soul: safe and steady (see Hebrews 6:19). In short, every reason at this time of the Omer counting to count our blessings and participate gratefully in the worship services. Let us examine and renew and refresh our worship to the G-d of all life. Worship is also confessing the name of Yeshua. That is also a fruit of our lips. Beautiful fruit, soon for Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), to use now.