This page will be one of thoughts and ponderings concerning this TIME OUT that the whole world has entered into for ‘such a time as this’.

So, here we are…finding ourselves tucked into our homes, trying to stock up a bit on groceries (and yes, on toilet paper!). My parents and I have been holed up now for several weeks actually, but for some reason …. today … it seems to be sinking in …. NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME!

It’s a RESET of everything and anything we’ve ever come to believe in, be comfortable with and come to understand as being ‘truthful’.

So, on this day of reset, my thoughts travel to why on earth all this ‘stuff’ is happening. Total world pandemic virus…chaos, market collapse, seclusion, jobs lost and on and on. Everyone I know – whether face to face or over the internet, is in disbelief and confused as to what is going on and who to believe. This expert says that and that expert says that, this organization states that and another states the opposite. Who do you believe? How about the conspirators and all the conspiracy theories? OY VEY!!

But more than that … if you step outside your self-imposed box and look around….you might ask (maybe even out loud!) “OK God….what in the heck is going on here?” … and if you listen closely…very closely, you may hear an answer. When I took my own time out and listened very closely, I feel that the Almighty said to me … “It’s time for a reset my dear.  It’s time to REST“. Well, of course in my patch of the woods so to speak, REST or RESET always relates to SHABBAT… the 7th day, that the Creator of the Universe created from the beginning.

Genesis: 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 And by the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on that day He rested from all His work 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because on that day He rested from all the work of creation that He had accomplished.

So as I start my own private reset on this particular Shabbat, which lands on the Hebrew date of Nisan 10, the same day that the Israelites brought a pure and spotless lamb into their homes later to be sacrificed for Passover, I re-examine my own life. This ‘time-out’ that the Creator has put in place for us – all over the world – seems to be saying to each of us … time is of the essencechoose this day whom you will follow. 

The Holy One of Israel has given us life’s instructions in His manual…and it’s called the WORD. But let’s start from the beginning of what we now call the ‘word’. Let’s start in the beginning and hear what He has to say … rather than simply going on day to day plodding along in the traditions and doctrines of religious men….no matter what sect they belong to. Have you read what the beginning of the book?

Now would be an excellent time to do so! After all, time is of the essence!