After a long hard day at school, I went to a gun range to calm my senses. As I held the gun, aiming exactly where the bullet should go, I thought about the crazy possibility of getting it in the center! Here goes... I pulled the trigger and the bullet whizzed across the range, puncturing a hole right in the center! Hodu Lashem Ki Tov! Happy with the results, the rest of the day finished off great and I now have the target to show for it.
The name of this week's parsha is Bamidbar. The word Bamidbar’s literal translation is “in the desert”. The desert symbolizes the journey from Egypt to Eretz Yisroel. It tells us about the hard times, the tests we failed and the people we lost. But the desert also shows us how much we grew in that time.
Many events unfold throughout our own personal journey of life. Some will show us happiness, i.e. getting a perfect shot, some will show us struggle like fighting your Yetzer Hara and others will show us sadness, like losing but not giving up fully. Join me this week and for many weeks in the future as we experience these events one by one and grow exponentially.
Have an amazing shabbos!
All the best
Avroham Y Ross