By Yossi Stern
You don’t have to be a prophet or sage to have taken notice. Something major is happening in the world right now; airplanes disappearing; buildings collapsing injuring many and taking lives. In our own communities, we have been dealt major blows; one after the other leaving us no time to mourn for one, before we have to begin for another.
Now, I’m not a preacher and I don’t have explanations to the recent questions born out of the seemingly random, but so very connected instances of chaos in the world. One thing I think we can all agree upon: Heaven definitely caught our attention these last few weeks. Indeed, the very ground we walk on trembles, and as Jews…as chassidim, we’re meant to look within, and see how we can make it better– what can we contribute?
Well, I’ve looked within, and the common denominator in all of my findings is the Rebbe’s words that very soon, the gollus– it’ll be a thing of a past, and as long as we’re here; no matter how dark the world may be, the sun is always shining, and it’s only a matter of calculated hours until the sun will come up again.
Below, you’ll find a cover of song I first heard years ago, composed by Rabbi Tuvia Bolton. When I would listen to this song, it would bring me relief and it reminded me of the Rebbe’s words, of how gallus wasn’t made to look pretty, it was made for us to reveal the G-dly light, the very light that exists in all of us.
To me, this song depicts how the sun will shine again on the world very soon, in a way it’s never shined before with the coming of Moshiach.
AUDIO: Yossi Stern sings Tuvia Bolton’s song; Don’t Fear The Night.