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#1 dojoyo

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

Every morning we awaken to the glorious sun shining down on us, smiling at us. The sun promises us that it's always going to be here, guiding us throughout the day.

The sun fills us with warmth, externally and internally; filling us with hope, courage, and strength.

And then we have night- we're plunged into darkness not knowing where to go, not knowing where the right path is. All of a sudden, everything is not so clear; it's dark, it's confusing. We feel as if we're all alone, traveling on this winding,dizzying road all by ourselves. Which direction is the right one? We can't see; it's so hard to tell. It fills us with a sense of dread.

It fills us with darkness, internally and externally; filling us with dread, confusion, and misery.

However night doesn't follow night right away- HaShem didn't make it that it's a beautiful, sunny day and then we're plunged into darkness suddenly. Instead we have an interesting and special time called sunset. There's something so special about that time of day- it still has the qualities of day but it is beginning to show the qualities of night. It lets us adapt ourselves to getting ready for the night.

Both day and night are a mashal. day= geulah; night= galus.

When in galus, we feel like we're alone with no one to guide us, our path obscured by confusion. But before that darkness can settle in, we have sundown.

Sundown is a time in which HaShem tells us how much He loves us. He hates to see us go- He loves having the beautiful relationship that we have with Him during the day. However, because of our sins, we must go into galus.

But HaShem doesn't just plunge us into darkness like that- He leaves us a reminder, one little symbol of the incredible love that He has for us- and that is sundown.

He reminds us of how much He loves us.
He reminds us that even though the darkness may seem hard and confusing, He's still there for us, guiding us even if we can't see Him as we can during the day.
He reminds us that we have the ability to get through the night.
He reminds us of how special and dear each and every one of us is to Him.
He reminds us of the beautiful relationship we once had and can have again if we do teshuva

He gives us one last farewell kiss and tells us that He will be patiently awaiting for us to come home to Him at dawn and start a new beginning.

#2 flybird

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

wow i got chills from this

#3 dojoyo

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

i hope that's a good thing!

#4 flybird

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

it is!!! ;)