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Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 1:24 pm


May G-d bless you and keep you (6:24)

With G-d's blessing comes His protection of the blessing. A mortal king has a servant in Syria while he himself lives in Rome. The king sends for him. He sets out and comes to him. He gives him a hundred pounds of gold. He packs it up and sets out on his journey. Robbers fall upon him and take away all that he had given him and all that he had with him... But when G-d blesses one with riches, He also guards them from robbers. (Midrash Rabbah)

As parents, we are the recipients of G-d’s greatest treasure—precious Jewish children. As we know and have experienced, the great responsibility of caring for and raising our young ones can be very daunting and can lead us to worry or sometimes fear. But Hashem promises us in this week’s parsha that His blessings come as a package deal together with His protection. Of course we have to do our part, but we be must be assured that Hashem is constantly protecting our blessings. In fact, the Rebbe teaches us that the act of focusing on positive, non-worrisome, non-fearful thoughts causes Hashem’s goodness to shine in an open, revealed and tangible manner. This is based on the Tzemach Tzedek’s saying, “think good and it will be good.”

This Shabbos, be aware of any worries you have about your children and their future. Focus on what you are doing right now and what you plan to do to create positive outcomes and then erase any trace of worry or fear from your mind. Verbalize your complete faith in Hashem’s protection, “I am so happy because I know that Hashem is going to help you grow up and be so healthy and strong!” May we merit Hashem’s ultimate blessings and protection with the coming of Moshiach Now!

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