This week's Encouragement

For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace that is spreading through more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow—to the glory of G-d. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. For our trouble, light and momentary, is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, as we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

- 2 Corinthians 4:15-18

This Shabbat we talked in Torah study about the proactive nature of waiting on Adonai. It is difficult to take a moment in the midst of circumstances to seek the L-rd and ensure we are following His desires and not our own. Yet if we make space for His glory to be revealed, He will order our steps and use us for His sovereign plan to bless us and others abundantly. It is easy to say but be encouraged that Adonai can and will increase our faith and trust so in those troubling times we can wait, follow, and see what He will do. If we catch a glimpse of His might and mercy, we will overflow with gratitude and thanks.

Torah & Times

Weekly Readings: 

TORAH: Vayetze (Genesis 28:10–32:3)

HAFTARAH: Hosea 12:12–14:9


Shabbat Times:

Friday, December 2, 2022 - Holiday begins at 4:20 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - Holiday ends at 5:22 pm

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