Recently, I had the opportunity to internalize a lesson from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The Rebbe teaches us from a chassidic discourse on the posuk that says, " The many waters aren't able to destroy the love a man has for Hashem". We learn later in the discourse that the Many waters refer to the natural anxieties that come along with making a living. Sometimes, when the world seems scary, I like to look at this verse and think about how I'm going to overcome the challenges that I'm facing.
In this week's parsha, Avrohom sent Eliezer to find a wife for Yitzchak. He went out to a distant land which was unknown to him to fulfill a request from his master. Although Eliezer wanted to fulfill the request of Avrohom, Eliezer had a daughter who he hoped would marry Yitzchak.
In this situation, similar to the discourse, Eliezer was faced with a lot of emotional termoil. Do I go to this land and find a different girl or do I show Avrohom that I have an eligible daughter? Although he had the opportunity to bring his daughter, he didn't and, instead he went to find Rivka.
When the world seems like it's caving in, the Yetzer Hara plays tricks on you. He tells you that nothing will work out, when clearly the Rebbe says that if you love Hashem, nothing can overcome that love. Hopefully, with that, we can see the coming of Moshiach right now!!
A gut Shabbos Kodesh Yom chemdaso Ki vo Shavas Mikol Milachto
Avroham Y Ross