Who Was She? Dorcas: Known

“Now there was at Yapho a certain Talmidy named Tseviyah (Dorcas), this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.”

“…and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.”

Based Ma’aseh (Acts) 9:26-43

Tseviyah (Dorcas), was known for the good things that she did and the things that she made with her hands. Tseviyah (Dorcas) is a great example of the Proverbs 31 woman who made things, who had a good heart, she helped others and but mostly she was known for her fear of YAHUAH.

What will we be known for?

What attitudes will we be known for?

A while ago, I made a chart to contrast the wicked and virtuous woman. Which kind of woman do you want to be known for?

Wicked   Virtuous
Do not meet with a harlot, because you will fall into her snares.  Ecc. 9:3   Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold. Ecc. 7:19
Give not your being to harlots, that you do not lose your inheritance. Ecc. 9:6   Have you a wife on your mind?  Forsake her not; but do not give yourself to a light woman.  Ecc. 7:26
Turn away your eyes from a beautiful woman and do not look upon another’s beauty; for many been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire. Ecc 9:8   A wise daughter shall bring an inheritance to her husband: but she that lives dishonestly is her father’s heaviness.  Ecc 22:4
Sit not at all with another man’s wife, nor sit down with her in your arms, and do not spend your money with her drinking wine; because your heart will turn to her, and so through your desire you will fall into destruction.  Ecc. 9:9   In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before YAHUAH and men; the unity of the brethern, the love of neighbors, a man and a
wife that agree together.  Ecc. 25:1
Wine and women will make men of
understanding to fall away: and he that cleaves to harlots will become impudent. Ecc. 19:2
  Blessed is the man that has a virtuous wife, for the
number of his days shall be double.  Ecc 26:1
She that is bold dishonors both her father and her husband, but they both shall despise her.  Ecc. 22:5   A virtuous woman rejoices her husband, and he
shall fulfill the year of his life in peace.  Ecc 26:2
Thus shall it go also with the wife that leaves her husband, and brings in an heir by another.  For first, she disobeyed the law of The Most High; and secondly, she hath trespassed against her own husband; and thirdly, she hath played the whore in adultery, and brought children by another man.  She shall be brought out into the congregation, and inquisition shall be made of her children.  Her children shall not take root, and her branches shall bring forth no fruit.  She shall leave her memory to be cursed, and her reproach shall not be blotted out.  And they that remain shall know that there is nothing better than the fear of YAHUAH, and that there is nothing sweeter than to take heed unto the commandments of YAHUAH.  Ecc 23:22-27   A good wife is a good portion, which shall be given
in the portion of them that fear YAHUAH.  Ecc. 26:3
I had rather dwell with a lion and a dragon, than to keep house with a wicked woman.  Ecc 25:16   A silent and loving woman is a gift of YAHUAH; and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well ins-tructed.  Ecc. 26:14
The wickedness of a woman changes her face, and darkens her countenance like sackcloth.  Her husband shall sit among his neighbors; and when he hearth it shall sigh bitterly.  Ecc 25:17-18   A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued.  Ecc.
26:15
All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman: let the portion of a sinner fall upon her.  Ecc 25:19   As the sun when it arises in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house. Ecc. 26:16
As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged, so is a wife full of words to a quiet man.  Ecc 25:20   …A married woman is a tower against death to her husband. Ecc. 26:22
Stumble not at the beauty of a woman, and desire her not for pleasure. 
Ecc 25:21 (must be more than beautiful for a man)
  …An Elohimly woman is given to him that fears YAHUAH.  Ecc. 26:23
A woman, if she maintains her husband, is full of anger, impudence, and much reproach.  Ecc 25:22   …An honest women will reverence (respect) her husband.  Ecc.26:24
A wicked woman abateth courage, makes an heavy countenance and a wounded heart: a woman that will not comfort her husband in distress makes weak and feeble knees.  Ecc 25:23   …she that is shamefaced will fear YAHUAH.
Ecc. 26:25
Give the water no passage; neither a wicked woman liberty to gad about.  If she go not as you would have her cut off from your flesh, and give her a bill of divorce and let her go. Ecc. 25:25-26   A woman that honors her husband shall be judged wise of all.  Ecc. 26:26
A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; Ecc. 26:25   The beauty of a woman cheers the countenance, and a man loves nothing better. Ecc. 36:22
An evil wife is a yoke shaken to and fro; he that has hold of her is as though he held a scorpion.  Ecc 26:7   He that gets a wife begins a possession, a help like unto himself, and a pillar of rest.  Ecc 36:24
A drunken woman and a gadder abroad causes great anger, and she will not cover her own shame.  Ecc. 26:8   Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled and he that hath no wife will wander up and down mourning.  Ecc 36:25
The whoredom of a woman may be known in haughty looks and eyelids.  Ecc. 26:9   Children and the building of a city continue a man’s name: but a blameless wife is counted above them both.  Ecc. 40:19
If thy shameless, keep her in straightly, lest she abuse herself through over-much liberty. Ecc. 26:10   A capable wife is the crown of her husband…
Mis 12:4
An harlot shall be accounted as spittle; Ecc. 26:22   Houses and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but an understanding wife is from YAHUAH. Ecc. 19:14
A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man: Ecc 26:23   Who does find a capable (virtuous) wife? For she is worth more than rubies.  Mis 31:10
A dishonest woman conteneth (regards with distain); Ecc. 26:24   The heart of her husband shall trust her, and he has no lack of gain.  Mis 31:11
A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; Ecc. 26:25   She shall do him good, and not evil all the days of her life.  Mis 31:12
…but she that dishonors her husband in her pride shall be counted unelohimly of all. Ecc. 26:26   She shall seek wool and flax, and with delight she works with her hands.  She shall be as the ships of Tarshish, she brings in her food from afar.  She also rises while it is still night, and provided food for her household, and a portion for her girls.  She shall consider a field and buy it; form her profits she shall plant a vineyard.  She shall gird herself with strength and strengthen her arms.  She shall taste when her grain is good; her lamp does not go out by night.  She shall stretch out her hands to the dist-aff and her hand shall hold the spindle.  She shall extend her hand to the poor, and she shall reach out her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household is dressed in scarlet.  She shall make tapestry for herself; she is dressed in fine linen and purple.  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.  She shall make fine linen and sell them, and shall give girdles for the merchants.  Mis 31:13-2z4
A loud crying woman and a scold shall be sought out to drive away the enemies.  Ecc. 26:27   Strength and splendor are her garments, and she re-joices in time to come. .  Mis. 31:25
Keep a sure watch over a shameless daughter, lest she make thee a laughingstock to your enemies, and a byword in the city, and a reproach among the people, and make you ashamed before the multitude.  Ecc. 42:11   She shall open her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the Torah of kindness.  .  Mis. 31:26
For from garments comes a moth; and from women wickedness.  Ecc. 42:12   She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.  .  Mis. 31:27
Better is the churlishness (meanness) of a man than a courteous woman, a woman, I say, which brings shame and reproach. Ecc. 42:14   Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; Her husband too, and he praises her:  “Many daughters have done nobly, but you have risen over them all.”  Ecc. 31:28-29
For why should you, my son, be captivated by a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a foreigner? Mis 5:20   Loveliness is deceptive and prettiness is vain, a woman who fears YAHUAH is to be praised.  Ecc. 31:30
To guard you against an evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a strange woman.  Do not desire her prettiness in your heart, neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. Mis 6:24-25   Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.  Ecc. 31:31
For because of a whore one is brought to a crust of bread.  And an adulteress hunts a precious life? Mis  6:26   In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that if any are disobedient to the Word, they, without a word, might be won by the behavior of their wives, having seen your blameless behavior in fear.  1 Kepha 3:1-2
(the Torah) To guard you against the strange woman, against the foreigner who flatters with her words.  Mish 7:5   Your adornment should not be outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold or putting on dresses – but the hidden Man of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and peaceable spirit, which is of great value before Elohim.  1 Kepha 3:3-4
And look, a woman met him, dressed like a whore, with a hidden heart. Mis 7:10    
She was boisterous and stubborn, her feet did not stay at her own house. Mis 7:11    
With her many words she leads him astray, with her smooth lips she seduces him. Mis 7:21    
…(a wife) causing shame is like a rottenness in his (her husband’s) bones. Mis 12:4    
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Who Was She? A Woman of Gratitude

It had been days since they’d sent for Him, yet He wasn’t there. She’d watched Him do amazing things in the lives of other people but now when she needed Him herself, He didn’t come to her at all.  Didn’t He care for her and her family?  Why didn’t He help His friend?

I don’t know which she felt more of anger or grief, nevertheless she was hopeless.  She and her sister were surrounded by many people, but He was not one of them.  What was she to think?  What was she to do now?

Then when all hope was lost and life seemed dead, He showed up and did the miraculous.  He did the unbelievable.  He gave them back, that which was dead.  This was a monumental moment in her life and those around her. 

She had to find a way to express her gratitude.  Maybe there was…she had something she had been saving up.  It was so valuable and it was cherished by her.  It was something she’d set aside for one day.  She did not know that one day was coming but the Heavenly Father did.

Though not socially acceptable she came, pouring the precious ointment on Him, its fragrance filled the room.

What is my response when YAHUSHA HaMashiach (Messiah) restores hope? 

What is my response when YAHUSHA HaMashiach does the unbelievable? 

Is my response like that of the nine lepers who didn’t return when they had been healed to keep on going in life? 

Or is my response like that of the one leper and Miryam, who came back to worship Him?  

Am I so wrapped up in myself and getting the answer to prayer that I forget the One who did it for me?

When I have the chance am I bringing my best of worship to His feet?  Or is my life so busy that I have to make an appointment for it? 

Have I given my all to everything and everyone else, not saving up something for Him? 

Am I more concerned about the rules of righteousness than I am about the One whose righteousness cleans me?

Miryam came to Him fearlessly and purposely she expressed her gratitude to Him.  Her gratitude was so strong that it filled the room and others could not help but notice.  She poured out her best on Him, can we today, do any less with our praise and worship?

Based Upon Yahuchanon (John) Chapters 11 and 12

Who Was She? Hannah: It Was Time

We all know the story of Hannah very well (found in 1 Shemu’el (Samuel) 1:2-2:21) , however today I’m sharing my own Hannah story. My story is a bit different because I was not barren (at that time we had three daughters and one son) and nor was I being tormented by someone else for that barrenness.

One day when, our first born son was about 9 months old, I took him and his sisters to the park. While I was swinging him on a swing, another mother came with two boys both under 4 years old. I observed how the boys interacted with each other and I said in my heart:

“YAHUAH, I don’t want another child right now. But I see that our son needs a brother. So if it is in Your will, please allow us to have another son.”

At that time, I didn’t want to have any more children. Our first born son had WPW w/ SVT, so I was tired of the challenges it brought as well as the challenges of pregnancy. With him, I had multiple issues which included a Near Death Experience and I had no desire to go through that again. Lastly, my husband and I, due to all the stresses weren’t on the best of terms.

Still I prayed. Setting my fears and desires aside, I prayed.

The next month, I was pregnant. Months later we learned that this baby was a boy!!!

All of our children are unique, with special callings. This last born son, however, has a call on his life. We don’t know what it is and how YAHUAH will use him but I am telling you, this boy surprises us all the time.

Many times in the mornings, after I do our scripture reading and ask the kids what they learned from what they heard, he applies the word accurately in his responses. Two years ago, when I started having Girl Time with our daughters, he made me a card telling me “thank you for blessing my sisters” – he was only 4 years old!

Weeks can pass between the times when we have focused on one scripture topic and have moved on to the next, but then he will apply something in the past to the present correctly! Like Shemu’el (Samuel) in the bible, we know that he hears YAHUAH and that YAHUAH hears him.

Like Hannah, YAHUAH had a time for Shemu’el and for each of us, He has a time for everything.

Who Was She? The Woman & Her Deliverer

They thought they had a plan to ensnare Him.  It was a brilliantly crafted plan; surely this was the perfect way to confront Him. 

I am sure they probably thought, “Who does He think, He is?  Forgiveness and healing’s on the Sabbath – we don’t authorize that.  We’ll show Him.”

The woman. 

She was their perfect scapegoat.  She was a sinner.  Though she may have held many of their secrets, her sin according to the law was the focus, not theirs (or so they thought)! 

After much planning, the time came to put their plan into action.  Grabbing her in the very act of sin, they dragged her before Him and threw her at His feet.  Then they stood there, arms crossed, ready for a battle,  saying “This woman was caught in the act of adultery, according to the law she is to be stoned.”

What they did not know was that they were part of a greater plan.

Afraid and trembling at His feet, she must have thought this was her end…

However…

Today was the day that her sin, through her accusers brought her to the Deliverer.

Eagerly they waited for the judgment to come yet there was none.  YAHUSHA Messiah didn’t accuse her.  He didn’t tell her what a horrible woman she was and start grabbing a stone.   Instead He pointed out their sin.  To her, He acknowledged her sin and gently said to her, “Go and sin no more.”

The enemy of our souls has a plan each day.  He thinks that he can take our sins, laying them bare out in the open and point his ugly finger at us…saying “See I told you she was a sinner.” Maybe the very people who seem to be close to us, have turned on us and we find ourselves out in the open and exposed.  Maybe it looks like our end is near…

But this exposure, only reveals the mercy of YAHUSHA HaMashiach and the long-suffering’s of our Heavenly Father YAHUAH.  Today we are facing various trials whether they are due to sin or challenges of life, they are still trials.  These trials of situations and/or sin, should take us to His feet, where deliverance is ours for the choosing.

We don’t know the outcome of that woman, but today you and I can make the choice to leave those things that are displeasing in the Father’s eyes and follow His Son – YAHUSHA HaMashiach.

He is our Deliverer.

Based on Yahuchanon (John) 8:1-11

Who Was She? The Well Encounter

 

It has been a while since I have posted a “Who Was She?”  For a few weeks, as I have been reading through the book of Yahuchanon (John) the woman at the well has stuck out in my mind.  I started to think about this unique life changing encounter and now am ready share.  This encounter is found in Yahuchanon (John) 4:4-30.

YAHUSHA had an appointment-He needed to go through Shomeron (Samaria).  He knew she would be there.  There was something He needed to do and He didn’t need others around, so He sent them on an errand.  This was to be a personal encounter.

As it was with most women at the time, it was her daily practice to go to this place.  A place to get the water needed to complete her tasks of the day.

The Well.

Sure enough here she came.  The woman-getting her daily need of water.  But it is still not enough.  She doesn’t tell anyone what she needs is more than this water.  Inside she is thirsting for more and she looks for what she needs in other ways, only to keep looking, never finding what she needed.

But today was different.  Little did she know today her life would change.

Sitting at the well is a man.  This man didn’t seem to pose a threat, in fact He seemed ordinary.

Then He asks her a question.  She responses with more questions.  I think they were excuses.

Water is not really what He is really talking about though.  He knew all along what her need really was and He knew the answer.

YAHUSHA spoke directly to her heart.  She had a heart that wanted to worship but seemed to be hindered by rules, location, and  social status.

His words pierced her heart – freeing her and telling her that worship is a matter of the heart.

Then He speaks to the problem of her heart.  He knows the longing she has had.  The emptiness she has tried to fill.  He speaks to the hurts of her heart.  He speaks to her shame…

And yet, He doesn’t judge her.

She knew this was no ordinary man.  This Man was different.  How could anyone know her true heart.  Throughout her life she was judged for her bloodline and her mistakes, but here in the presence of One who could judge her, He pointed her to eternal life.

Her direction in life now changed, she ran to tell others.  Free of the guilt and shame. Her hope restored.  She spoke boldly proclaiming …there is a Man at the well who changed my life.

The people knew her.  They knew all about her.  They might have even been the ones who judged her.  They may have seen her struggle in life.  They may have been the ones who looked down on her because of her lineage.  However this woman who may have normally been quiet, trying hard not to be noticed-ran down the streets boldly proclaiming “Come see a Man…”

The change in her, quickened their hearts.  Could He do something for them?  They just had to see.  So they did.  And they were changed too.

As I have reflected on the Shomerniy woman at the well for several weeks, I have pondered many things:

What ordinary moment in my life, will be changed to extraordinary?

Am I too busy to see the moment of change in my life?

What excuses am I making when a deep need is on the verge of being met?

Am I allowing some things or the opinions of others to hold me back from receiving what YAHUAH has for me (bloodline, job/career, location, knowledge, pride)?

What are the hidden issues of my heart?  What am I truly searching for throughout my day?  What hurts of my heart are waiting for a healing word from YAHUAH?

When I have been healed, will I share my freedom by telling others or do I return to my own dwelling and keep things to myself?

How many young ladies and young wives need to hear about the One who can give eternal life, without cost, incurring debt, shame, or strings attached, by hearing my testimony?

I pray that YAHUAH will help me be more aware of these things everyday.

Who Was She? Miykal – Courageous, Wise and Witty

Most of my life I have only heard people focus on one aspect of Miykal (Michal) one of King David’s wives but recently as I was reading about King David with our children, I found several attributes of her that are awesome.  The story is found in 1 Shemu’el (Samuel) 19:8-17.

The last time that Sha’ul threw his javelin at David, Sha’ul sent messengers to watch David at his house and to kill him in the morning.  When Miykal learned of her father’s plan, she encouraged David to save his own life immediately.  She helped him by letting him down through a window and then she made it look like David was in the bed sick.  Even when her father asked her why she did what she did-she changed the story to seem like David was trying to save her by leaving.  Miykal knew of her father’s jealously and his wrath no doubt, but still she chose to help David.  She could have gotten killed herself by her own father, yet she risked her life to help him.

How many of us wives, will choose to risk ourselves in order to help our husband?

How many are able to give wise council to help our husbands?

How many can help in whatever ways our husband needs?

There is a scripture I read long ago, that says:

Miykal did not hesitate to be courageous and comfort (help) David.  Rather Miykal choose to be courageous in spite of the danger she faced.  She was courageous.

She was witty and quick thinking.  There was no time to think and make an plan-action!  Action needed to be taken immediately and she did it.

She used wisdom.  Even when dealing with her father, she doesn’t appear to have went into a disrespectful rant.  While we don’t know the complete conversation between David and Miykal prior to him leaving, she made it seem like David had chosen to save her life by leaving, when she answered his question.  Every father would want his daughter to be protected and not be put in a position of being hurt so this reason seemed somewhat okay to Sha’ul.

How can we support our husbands better?

One of the best ways is through prayer.  We can pray for our husbands.  We can stand against the attacks of the enemy and war in prayer on behalf our husbands.

Another way is by making healthy choices.  If there are health issues, we can choose to find ways to be a helper rather than a hindrance.  For example we can choose to fix foods that bring health to our husbands rather than increase sickness upon them.

We can support them in their efforts of work.  We can support them by speaking carefully instead of carelessly.  We can support them by giving ourselves in intimacy.  We can support them by just being a listening ear, instead of a critical one.

Long before I was married I read a book and it said that when most people are listening to another person talk, they are formulating answers or thinking about other things, and they usually miss what the other person is trying to communicate.  Since then, in most cases, I try to turn my “thinker” off and truly turn a listening ear to the speaker.  In most conversations with my husband, I am not formulating what I am going to say.  I am just listening.  Not judging him.  Just listening.

Everyday we can make choices that are courageous, witty and wise.

 

Who Was She? Avigail

Recently in our morning devotion, we read about Avigail (Abigail), the former wife of Naval and one of King David’s wives.  Avigail’s story is found in 1 Samuel 23. There are two aspects of her story that have been on my mind daily.

The first is that she was known to be a woman of good understanding.  People knew that if they came to her with a problem she would understand.  They knew that she wasn’t foolish and could be trusted.

The second is that she wasn’t selfish.  When the servant came and told her that David was going to kill everything due to her husbands foolishness, she didn’t hesitate to take action.  Immediately she instructed her servants to take from what they had and sent it David.  She had on had what was needed to help.  She didn’t have to wait or plan for it and she definitely wasn’t selfish.

So while meditating about these two aspects of Avigail, I think about myself. What am I known for?  Am I known for the laws I can repeat or for the good common sense that is evident to all?  Am I known for outward beauty (that this world glorifies) or for a heart that fears YAHUAH and worships him?    Am I willing to listen to the plea of others when they are in distress or am I too self-centered to see others?  Am I too wrapped up in my own house that I can’t help others?

I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be known according to the worlds standards.  I want a heart that follows passionately after YAHUAH and fears Him.  I want my ears to be open to hear and recognize when YAHUAH is leading me to help others.  I want to have some extras not for my own needs but for others.  I don’t want my hands to be tightly closed unable to extend Grace and Mercy to others.

For me this means letting go in some areas.  Letting go is not easy though.  It is necessary if I want to follow YAHUAH’s will.  Over the last few months I have been lead to make many changes in many different areas of our life.  At the time I thought the changes were small but now I believe that YAHUAH was slowly preparing me for what He is moving us into doing soon.

I highly encourage you to listen to today’s Shabbat Message: Grace and Mercy and allow YAHUAH to speak to you today.

There are still more lessons from Avigail coming soon!

 

Who Was She? Sarah: Prayer, Trust and Fear Part 2

I am finally ready to finish Sarah.  It has taken me awhile because for nearly a year, I have carefully thought and lived some parts in my own way.  It has been a great challenge to say the least.

Before I tell you about another prayer of Sarah, I want to give some background story with Avram (later Avraham).  Avram was no stranger to dealing with the wicked one.  When he was about 14 years old, he went among the people noticed that they were having a problem.  The problem was that satan, caused some ravens to come and eat the seeds that the people tried to sow when they were planting them.  Avram saw the birds coming and 70 times he commanded them to go away and they did.  Then Avram showed the people how to sow and cover the seed up.  Yovheliym (Jubliees) 11.

Later on when Avram is observing the stars (Yovheliym 12) and talking to YAHUAH, he prayed, ”My Elohim, El Elyon you alone are my Elohim, and you and your dominion have I chosen.  And you have created all things, and all things that are the work of Your hands.  Deliver me from the hands of evil ruachot who have dominion over the thoughts of men’s hearts, and let them not lead me astray from you, My Elohim.  And establish me and my seed forever that we go not astray from henceforth and forevermore.” (Yovheliym 12:19-20) So he knew that wicked ruachot (wicked spirits) can have control over a man’s thoughts and he asked YAHUAH to not allow him to be lead astray by them.

Years, later Avram-now Avraham, came face to face with his enemy, but YAHUAH knew all the time what Avraham would do.  In Yovehilym 17 and Yashar 22:46-55, satan came before YAHUAH and just like Iyov (Job), thought that he could challenge the faithfulness of Avraham so he insinuates that Avraham won’t serve YAHAUH if YAHUAH were to tell him (Avraham) to sacrifice his son.  YAHUAH knew Avraham’s heart because he had been tested 10 times and found to be faithful each and every time.  Now you know most of the rest of the story, YAHUAH told Avraham to go and sacrifice Yitschaq.  Of course Avraham is obedient and tells Sarah he needed to take Yitschaq to go and learn about worship from Shem and Eber.  We will come back to Sarah in a minute.

While on the road to the place that YAHUAH would show him (Yovehilym 23), satan appeared to Avraham in the form of “a very aged man, humble and of contrite ruach” and began to question what he was doing.  Avraham recognized him and knew that satan was trying to stop him from being obedient to YAHUAH.  So he rebuked him.  Satan, not easily discouraged, appears to Yitshcaq in the “figure of young man comely and well favored.”  Now he tries to get Yitschaq to doubt his father-even calling Avraham “a silly old man.” Yitschaq immediately tells Avraham and he again rebukes satan.

Finally now back to Sarah.

Avraham did not tell Sarah that he was going to sacrifice Yitschaq.  He told her that “My son Yitschaq is grown up and he has not for some time studied the service of his Elohim, now tomorrow I will go and bring to Shem and Eber his son, and there he will learn the ways of YAHUAH, for they will teach  him to know YAHUAH as well as to know that when he prays continually before YAHUAH, he will answer him, therefore there he will know the way of serving YAHUAH ELOHAYU (Yashar 23:5).”

Of course Sarah is supportive, but she asks that Yitschaq not go too far nor be gone too long because her soul is bound within in his.

I know that many people will say that because of this Yitschaq was a “momma’s boy” but between reading about the mom/son relationship between Rivqah/Ya’aqov and Sarah/ Yitschaq, I believe these mothers had a good healthy relationship with their grown sons.

So all that night (Yashar 23:6-19), she showed affection to Yitschaq and talked with him all night-weeping the whole time.  In my opinion, it appears as though she believed he may die and she may not see him again.  This was her greatest fear.  In the morning, she gave him fine garments that she had received from Aviymelek years ago.  She put a turban on his head and enclosed a precious stone in it.  As Avraham, Yitschaq and the servants begin their journey to leave home, Sarah continued to weep.

Some days pass and after satan tried to stop Avraham from sacrificing Yitschaq (Yahsar 23:70-75), he then turned his attention to Sarah.

Next, in Yashar 23: 76-90 satan appears to her in the form “of an old man very humble and meek” speaking to her greatest fear and mixing it with lies.  He tells her that Yitschaq her son is dead because Avraham had sacrificed him and that Avraham didn’t even cry.  For great impact he said these things to her two times and then left her.

She thought perhaps this man was one from among those that went with Avraham who had returned to tell her these things and she beings to wept and cry out bitterly, throwing herself on the ground, casting dust upon her head.  But let’s read her words carefully, particularly her words to YAHUAH:

 

 

Speechless.

That’s how I feel every time I read her words.  She’d waited so long-nearly her entire life to have one son and now he is gone (at least she thought so)?  But even in great sorrow she believed that if this happened that YAHUAH was in control of it all.  She didn’t say that this was unfair and how horrible of a Father YAHUAH was for allowing this to happen…she said “You are just.”  She had some serious faith to be able rejoice in great and immense sorrow, saying that her heart rejoices through her tears.

To honest, I don’t know if I could do that.  I don’t know if I could say those words and see that YAHUAH’s will is greater than my heart’s greatest hurt.

So eventually, she gets up and begins to make inquires, sending servants here and there, but Avraham was one where to be found.  But who do you think comes back again-satan.

This time he says that he spoke falsely saying that “Avraham did not kill his son and he is not dead (Yashar 23:86).”

So exceedingly excited violent was her joy, that her soul went out from her and she died.

Satan spoke to her deepest fear and stirred it (her fear) up against YAHUAH and against Avraham (saying that he didn’t even cry).  What she could have done first, was say that Avraham would never sacrifice Yitschaq without a care.  Then she could have prayed that YAHUAH would help her find them and then went looking for them.  But that was not what happened.

Satan is still stirring up fears today.  He gets us all worked up and them removes himself as we explode in fear, strive, arguments, toil, worry.  Often we don’t recognize him because he comes in forms that are non-threatening.  Chuah was threatened by the serpent-she had no reason to question his words at the time. Here Sarah was not threatened nor alarmed by “this old man.”  In fact, he looked familiar as if he were one of the people who went with Avraham.

So satan comes up to us in ways we don’t recognize but we have to ask YAHUAH to give us discernment-so that we can see the “wiles of the devil.”  We have to ask YAHUAH like Avraham to guard our thoughts from the control of evil spirits.  We must use logic and know the facts – like Avraham loved his son, he would not sacrifice him without a care.  In fact, when reading Yashar 23, you will see he struggled a great bit and was in great anguish.  We have to know facts about the person or situation, before getting upset.  If we don’t know we have to find out.

I kept the above in my mind a few months ago, when I found a lump on my left side.  I have many of the markers for breast cancer (family history and tubal ligation) so I am always being diligent to watch for any issues.  So for few weeks while waiting for my diagnostic mammogram, I had moments of great fear.  But my husband and I prayed, and I tried to say that if this is YAHUAH’s will then His purpose will be done.  Thankfully nothing was found though the mass is still there.

Whether it is fear, a disagreement, a disappointment, a concern or worry, we have to seek YAHUAH first, know Him through His Word and trust that He is in control no matter what. We must also stay on guard, because just when we think we are aware of the wicked ones tactics, he changes them and we can be left to figure out what has happened in our lives.

Alright, I don’t know who or when the next woman will be, YAHUAH willing won’t be too long.

Who Was She? The Maiden Who Spoke Up

We don’t even know her name.  Most of the time we probably glaze over her part of the story.  But without her, he may not have gotten the healing he so badly needed.  Maybe he didn’t even know he needed healing.  Maybe he thought it was just his lot in life and stopped letting it bother him.

But one day, a maiden girl (2 Kings 5:3) who served his wife – a maiden who was taken captive by the Syrians – living in a foreign land away from family, friends and familiarity – spoke up.

She spoke up in hope.

She spoke up because she had a piece of information that might help someone else….

Her words were passed on quickly and Na’aman was healed.

Her simple words were the beginning of the healing Na’aman needed.  She did nothing more.  She didn’t pester him to go.  But she saw him when he returned-healed.

She knew that healing came from YAHUAH through the prophet Eliysha.

Sometimes we too have some information that another person could use.  This information could change the course of their life.  But we must speak up and we must also accept that if the person doesn’t listen or follow the suggestion, it is not our fault.  We must speak up though – that is our part.

As I thought about this maiden girl, I thought about another young lady who just recently married.  A few weeks ago, I thought of sending her a note with some basic general information that she might find helpful.  But in my shy nature, I have found excuses as to why I shouldn’t send the email.  I don’t want to come off telling someone else what to do, nor seem as if I know what is going on in her life.

Yesterday YAHUAH reminded me that I am not given experiences and information to keep to myself, but to pass along.  I am not responsible with what is done or not done with the information or suggestion.

When opportunity arises, even in less than ideal situations, we must speak up!  What we say might be the beginning of the answer to another person’s problem.

Who Was She? Sarah: Prayer, Trust and Fear Part 1

It is time for our next Who Was She? Introducing Sarai: Prayer, Trust and Fear Part 1.  Yashar details two of her prayers, how YAHUAH delivered her and how the enemy got her all worked up.  For months I have only thought about the warfare that she went through, but recently, as I have been in prayer, I remembered her prayers.  Ladies, though it seems like YAHUAH doesn’t hear our prayers, I believe that He truly does.  Now, let’s start with some questions:

What do you do when you find yourself in a place you never thought you’d be?

What do you do when your promise is threatened and it seems like your worst fear is about become reality?

Let’s begin!

We all know that there was a famine when Avram journeyed to Mitsrayim with Sarai and all those that were with him.  Afraid of Sarai being taken he hid her, yet the Mitsrites still found Sarai and she was taken to Pharoh’s house-to become one of his wives.

Sarai worried, was Confused and Bewildered.  Many were her thoughts, but at the same time she and Avram do the same thing.

Pray.

Though apart, they both prayed at the same time.

Yashar 15:16 says “And the woman was then brought to Phar’oh’s house, and Avram grieved on account of his woman, and he prayed to YAHUAH to deliver her from the hands of Phar’oh.  And Sarai also prayed at that time and said,”

What happens next is astounding! Yashar 15:19-20

“And YAHUAH hearkened to the voice of Sarai, and YAHUAH sent an angel to deliver Sarai from the power of Phar’oh.  And the king came and sat before Sarai and behold and angel of YAHUAH was standing over them, and he appeared to Sarai and said to her,

HALLELUYAH!

Do not fear for YAHUAH has heard your prayer!!!!

Sarai knew her deliverance was only found in YAHUAH’s hand and that only He could save her and then she asked for mercy!  She trusted in YAHUAH, not her own self and she accounted her circumstances as an accident.  She did not blame her husband, she knew he meant her no harm.

HALLELUYAH!

Ladies when we pray, we must pray-no matter the situation-pray with confidence to know that our deliverance is from YAHUAH.  Like Sarai, we must also have the confidence that we have done all that He has asked us to.  We must have accepted YAHUSHA Messiah into our hearts, forgive others (actively), keep ourselves un-spotted from he world and keep our hearts guarded (and deal with our heart issues).

Over the last few months, I have wondered in my heart, whether YAHUAH heard my prayers.  Time and time again, I have seen Him answer in His own way.  I never thought I would have to go and get a diagnostic mammogram but praise YAHUAH all is well.  I also thought I might have diabetes, kidney problems and some other health issues, but my results from my yearly women’s appointment were all normal.  This is important because for years when I was pregnant I had gestational diabetes, and when I wasn’t pregnant, I was border line diabetic.  But by listening to His leading and making some changes, I am now longer on the border line for diabetes.  In addition, several of our children had some symptoms that pointed to several serious health issues which required some testing but praise YAHUAH, they are well!

I know that sometimes the test results may not be normal.  They maybe abnormal.  But I know that YAHUAH is with us and that:

Okay, some final notes, not only did Sarai see and hear the angel comforting her, she saw the angel, tormenting her oppressor.  Yashar 15:23-28 tells of the torment that Phar’oh went through all night.  Every time he tried to come near her, the angel smote him to the ground!

Through the hand of Phar’oh, YAHUAH gave Avram and Sarai, menservants, cattle, maidservants, silver and gold and also Hagar (she was the daughter from one of his concubines and he said that it would be better for her to dwell in the house with this man than to live with him).  Yashar 15:29-33, also Bereshith 12

YAHUAH heard, delivered and provided for them.   I believe He will do no different for us.  Though we may not see angels, we must believe that YAHUAH is working things out for our good.

Part 2 Coming Soon!

Women & Worship

Over the years of learning many “truths” I have felt like something has gotten put on the back shelf.  But recently I’ve taken it down and been pouring it out- Worship.

My heart is overflowing with worship.  Songs come to mind.  New songs I find.  My heart tugs toward the thing that connects me to YAHUAH – because I felt like I was disconnected from Him and on the inside I was dying. Worship got buried under the “religiously correct way of doing things and saying things, Torah or Turah of Words and Actions”

But when I worship, I know YAHUAH is there.  I know YAHUSHA Messiah is at YAHUAH’s right hand.  I know that despite that when it seems like YAHUAH is taking His sweet time working my issues out after years of prayer-that He has a purpose  and at His appointed time, that purpose will be accomplished.

We must  worship and be grateful for what YAHUAH has done for us. We must use  that thing that has been put away and pour it out to HIM, through our tears at times.

Ladies we must begin to find a way to worship.  Several songs have come to mind over the last few months:

Glory Be – Charity Gayle

Great is His Faithfulness – Charity Gayle

For Your Glory – Tasha Cobbs

Forever at Your Feet – Tasha Cobbs

Down at Your Feet

Whatever the method, the melody, the words, the timing – we must worship.  We must pour out that which is in us, the best of it.  Mirayim (Martha’s sister) gave her best and from her we must learn to break open the worship that has been put aside for someday.  This oil of worship that is so costly, other’s might say it is a waste, we might be criticized, our pasts – they might remember (the woman with no name who also anointed YAHUSHA Messiah) – but He who loved us doesn’t care about any of those things.

Like the woman at the well, we must worship in Ruach(Spirit) and Truth:

Who Was She? Deborah, Channah, Edna and Sarah – Tobit’s Praise & Final Words

We’ve come to the end of the this amazing story! If you have just started reading this awesome story, I encourage you to start at the beginning:

Desperate Prayers,

Instructions of a Father and a Mother Weeps,

Married Again? Is there any hope?

Her Deliverance, His Prayer, One Father’s Joy and Two Parents Worry

Restoration, Welcomed & A Revelation

Now, Then Tobit prayed this awesome prayer of praise:

Blessed be Elohiym that lives forever, and blessed be His Kingdom.  For He does scourge, and has mercy: He leads down to She’ol, and brings up again: neither is there any that can avoid His hand. Confess Him before the other people, ye children of Yisra’el: for He has scattered us among them.     There declare His greatness, and extol Him before all the living: for He is our Adonai, and He is Elohiym our Father forever.  And He will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have  mercy again, and will gather us out of all nations, among whom He has scattered.  If ye turn to Him with your whole heart, and with your whole mind, and deal uprightly before Him, then will He turn unto you, and will not hide His face from you.  Therefore see what He will do with you,  and confess Him with your whole mouth, and praise YAHUAH of might, and extol, the Everlasting King.  In the land of my captivity do I praise Him, and declare His might and majesty to a sinful nation.  O ye sinners, turn and do justice before Him: who can tell if He will accept you, and have mercy on you?  I will extol my Elohiym, and my soul shall praise the King of heaven, and shall rejoice in His greatness.  Let all men speak, and let all praise Him for His righteousness.  O Yerushalayim, the holy city, He will scourge you to your children’s works, and will have mercy again on the sons of the righteous.  Give praise to YAHUAH, for He is good:  and praise the Everlasting King, that His Tabernacle may be built in you again with joy, and let him make joyful there in You those that are captives, and love in you those who are miserable.  Many nations shall come from far to the name of YAHUAH ELOHIYM with gifts in their hands, even gifts to the King of Heaven; all generations shall praise you with great joy.  Cursed are they which hate You, and blessed shall all be which love you forever.  Rejoice and be glad for the children of the just: for they shall be gathered together, and shall bless YAHUAH of the just.    O blessed are they which love You, for they shall rejoice in Your peace: blessed are they which have been sorrowful for all Your scourges; for they shall rejoice for You, when they have seen all Your glory, and shall be glad forever.  Let my soul bless Elohiym the great King.  For Yerushalayim shall be built up with sapphires and emeralds, and precious stone: your walls and towers and battlements with pure gold.  And the streets of Yerushalayim shall be paved with beryl and carbuncle and stones of Ophiyr.  And all her streets shall say, HALLELUYAH; and they shall praise Him saying, Blessed be Elohiym, which has extolled it forever.

Tobit (Toviyahu 13:1-18)

After Tobit finished praising YAHUAH, we learn that he was 58 years old at the time he lost his sight and it was restored 8 years later and lived 100 more years (Tobit 14:2 & 11).   When he was nearing death he called is son, and sons’ sons and gave them instruction to leave Niyneveh because of the destruction that was coming.  Then he died and was buried honorably.

Sometime later Channah dies and is buried with Tobit.  Then Toviyahu, Sarah and their children return to Ecbatane to Re’u’el’s home.  Imagine how much joy Re’u’el and Edna had when Toviyahu and Sarah returned with children!  That is was Edna asked Toviyahu to do before he left them 100 years before!  Edna was able to share in the joy of her daughter again and rejoice in their grandchildren..what a blessing.

Toviyahu grows old with honor and soon Re’u’el and Edna die and are buried.  He then inherited Re’u’el’s sustenance along with his own fathers.   Though the death of Sarah is not mentioned, we do know that Toviyahu was 127 years old when he died and he heard of the destruction of Niyneveh.

Although few details are given about the life of Sarah after she and Toviyahu are married and I have no doubt that she rejoiced in YAHUAH’s deliverance that He brought in her life.  She had wanted very much to be a wife and have children, but it just wasn’t time.   She did not try to rush the natural desire to be married by going after other men potentially staining her father’s name.  The book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) gives several encouragements about fathers and daughters:

The verses above are so powerful!  It is an encouragement to the father/daughter relationship.  The father covers the daughter, but she also has a choice-she can choose to be shameless, have loose behavior and become pregnant.  Sarah did not do this.  She stayed under the covering of her father, even when she was at a point of wishing for death.  Her father did not push her out of the house as she grew older either, but cared for her and then he was blessed with the joy of giving her to the man she was appointed for – Toviyahu.

Praise YAHUAH for this encouragement to fathers, mothers, sons and daughters!

Our next woman will be Sarah the wife of Avraham but not the Sarah you already know!  We will learn about her desperate prayer, her fear and the enemy.

Who Was She? Deborah, Channah, Edna and Sarah – Restoration, Welcomed & A Revelation

If you have just started reading this awesome story, I encourage you to start at the beginning:

Desperate Prayers,

Instructions of a Father and a Mother Weeps,

Married Again? Is there any hope?

Her Deliverance, His Prayer, One Father’s Joy and Two Parents Worry

Finally Toviyahu, Sarah, Rapha’el and the dog started the journey to Ninevah.  Rapha’el suggests that Toviyahu go ahead of Sarah, and take with him the gall of the fish and put it on the eyes of his father so that his sight can be restored.

As she had done nearly everyday since Toviyahu left, Channah, sat looking for her son.  But this day was different-she saw him and the man that went with him!!!!  She went to tell Tobit:

She ran and hugged her son, both of them weeping  saying:

In my mind I can see the tears streaming down her face, finally she was truly at peace.  Her worst fears banished.  Her joy revived.  Her only son had returned home and that was all she needed.

Tobit (Toviyahu Senior) also stumbled out to see Toviyahu.  He ran to his father and took hold of him and put the gall on his father’s eyes saying:

Tobit rubbed his eyes and whiteness pulled away from the corners of his eyes.  When he saw his son he fell up his neck and wept saying:

Then Toviyahu told Tobit all the things that had happened…when Tobit heard about Sarah, he went out to meet her, and welcomed her:

I can only imagine how happy Sarah was to finally be a wife, and now to be welcomed into by her father in law with open arms.  All were happy and another wedding feast was kept for seven days with great joy.

Eventually Tobit and Toviyahu, start talking about giving Rapha’el his agreed payment.  Toviyahu says that he wants to give him more and his father agrees.  They call Rapha’el and Rapha’el begins to tell them that he has some things to say:

They are left floored!  They did not know that all this time an angel was with them!  Do you remember Tobit’s words when he sent Toviyahu off:

“may the good angel be with you…”

YAHUAH heard their prayers and was moving in their lives when they did not even know it.  How many times has YAHUAH done things in our lives and we did not know He had sent help?  Too many to count.  Reading through the scriptures there are numerous instances where YAHUAH was doing things in peoples lives, directing their paths, sending people – prophets, angels, columns of clouds, columns of fire, opening doors, delivering from the mouth of lions and much more.

All the while Tobit was doing what he was taught to do from his grandmother Deborah-helping others, keeping YAHUAH’s clean food commands, burying the dead, mourning for the sins of his people – YAHUAH had one of the seven Set-Apart Angels watching over him.  YAHUAH had a purpose and a plan.  Tobit’s healings and Sarah’s deliverance were miraculous works of YAHUAH!

Next Toviyahu’s words of praise and final thoughts.

Who Was She? Deborah, Channah, Edna & Sarah: Her Deliverance, His Prayer, One Father’s Joy and Two Parents Worry

If you have just started reading this awesome story, I encourage you to start at the beginning:

Desperate Prayers,

Instructions of a Father and a Mother Weeps,

Married Again? Is there any hope?

Finally Toviyahu is directed into Sarah’s room, and he remembered the words of Rapha’el, so he took the ashes, the heart and liver of the fish and made a smoke.  When the evil ruach smelled the smoke, he fled into Mitsrayim where the angel bound him.

Then Toviyahu said to her:

And she said with him Amein.  Then they both slept that night.

While they were sleeping Re’u’el was digging a grave.  When he came into the house, he asked Edna to send one of the maids to see whether Toviyahu was alive or not.  The maid  found him alive and ran to tell Re’u’el!  Imagine Re’u’el’s excitement and joy!  The first thing he did was praise Elohim saying:

Then he had the grave filled and so began a fourteen day wedding feast!

How awesome are the prayers of Toviyahu and Re’u’el!!!!  What blessing it is that Toviyahu prayed for a long life with his wife.  Truly awe-inspiring is the prayer of Re’u’el thanking YAHUAH for His mercy, then praying health, joy and mercy over Toviyahu and Sarah.

The wedding  feast lasted for 14 days!  During that time, Toviyahu sent, Rapha’el to get the money from Gavay’el and to invite him to the wedding feast.

While they are feasting, Tobit and Channah (Toviyahu’s parents) were becoming very concerned.  It appears as though they began to argue with one another telling one another to keep their peace.  Tobit trying to reassure his wife that Toviyahu is okay and Channah believing their son is dead.    Her grief so heavy that she went out everyday sitting looking for him, ate no meat and cried entire nights for their son.

Finally Toviyahu and Sarah make ready to leave.  Re’u’el gave them half of his goods (the other half when he and Edna die).  He and Edna bless them with these words:

Re’u’el to them:

Re’u’el to Sarah:

Edna to Toviyahu:

 

Sarah received her deliverance!  How relieved she must have felt!  Finally, her years of torment, hurt, confusion, sleepless nights – ended!  She was blessed with a husband who wanted to be with her, who prayed for her – who prayed to grow old with her.  I can only imagine the tears streaming down her face as he prayed.  I would think that when in the morning, she would have run to her mother and this time the sorrowful tears that she’d cried many times before, were replaced with abundant joy!

Re’u’el and Edna, must have been ecstatic with pure bliss. Re’u’el’s praise to YAHUAH is truly beautiful.  Furthermore, Re’u’el made sure that they would do well.  He immediately gave half of everything he owned to Toviyahu – servants, cattle and money.

Now will they make it home?  What will their life be?

Who Was She? Deborah, Channah, Edna and Sarah – Married Again? Is there any hope?

In case you missed the any part of the story, be sure to read, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.  Remember, Toviyahu was also called Tobit and he also named his son Toviyahu.  So that the story is easier to understand, I have chosen to refer to Toviyahu the father as Tobit and Toviyahu the son as, Toviyahu.

Finally in Tobit Chapter 7, Toviyahu and Azaryahu (the angel Raph’el) made it to Ecbatane were Re’u’el lives and were greeted by Sarah.  Being a gentleman and a son of order, Toviyahu did not immediately disclose what they were there for.  In verse v2, Edna, Sarah’s mothers, says that Toviyahu resembles her cousin Toviyahu (Tobit) very much, yet Toviyahu did not reveal that he was Toviyahu’s (Tobit’s) son.

Re’u’el then asks where they are from. They respond by saying they are captives in Niyneveh.  Immediately Re’u’el asks if they know their kinsman Toviyahu?

Toviyahu then says that he is Toviyahu’s son and tells of his father becoming blind. At the hearing of the news, Re’u’el, Edna and Sarah all weep and are are sorrowful for Toviyahu (Tobit).  Then Re’u’el has a ram of his flock killed and they have a good time together.  Finally Raph’el spoketo Re’u’el about Sarah.  Re’u’el was elated!!!  A kinsmen has come to redeem his daughter, by right of inheritance!  An honest man, Re’u’el says to Toviyahu:

“For it is meet that you marry my daughter: nevertheless I will declare unto you the Truth.  I have given my daughter in marriage to seven men, who died that night they came in unto her: nevertheless for the present be merry.” v10-11

So Re’u’el and Toviyahu made an agreement with one another and Re’u’el calls his daughter Sarah in and says to them:

“Behold, take her after the Torah of Mosheh and lead her away to your father. And he blessed them.” v13

Then Re’u’el called Edna into them, then he wrote the covenants down on paper and sealed them.  Then he told Edna to prepare another chamber (room).

I can only imagine how Edna must have felt for her daughter as she had prepared this chamber now for the eighth time.  I imagine that she was somewhat sorrowful, all the while praying this was the last time her daughter would have to go through this.  Who would want to see their child suffer?  Her only daughter, whose hope was to be a wife, who had kept herself and not brought shame to her father, was plagued and stopped from fulfilling that which is natural!  Like all mothers do, she had hopes of celebrating this time with her daughter, would she have joy this time?

Now when she had done what Re’u’el had asked, she brought her daughter in and they-mother and daughter wept together.

Here they were again, in a lovely room.  Sweet fragrance. Inviting of a new season, maybe.

Only a sliver of hope that this time it might be different.

This time he won’t die.

Her scorn might end.

Her torment might end.

Together they wept.

Tears of broken dreams.

A mother who could do nothing to stop the pain her daughter felt and might feel again.

Tears of a daughter who was on the brink of losing it.  Why me, she might have said.  What is wrong with me?  What have I done to deserve this?

Despite her own fear of it happening again, Edna, her mother, sweetly comforted Sarah with these words:

“Be of good comfort, my daughter, YAHUAH of heaven and earth give you joy for this sorrow: be of good comfort, my daughter.” v18

In many ways, I believe that we mothers have lost this type of connection with our daughters.  We are told that big girls don’t cry and to get on with life as young girls.  Then we repeat the same words to our own daughters!

When children are small, it is easier to be compassionate to them, but as they age, expectations change, we as mothers, may not sympathize with our daughters as much.  Over the last year or so, I have purposely decided to do things differently.  Many times, when our daughters are crying,  whether I agree with the reason or not, I grab them and hold them.  I tell them it is okay to cry.  I try not to down play their tears and see their hearts.  I am not perfect and sometimes I forget.  But I want them to know that it is okay to cry and that sometimes tears are comforting.  I pray that YAHUAH would give me words of comfort and encouragement for our daughters in their times of sorrow.

I can remember hearing my own mother’s tears as I wept and told her what was happening with our 12 day old son as he was in the NICU for WPW with SVT.   There are also somethings a mom just knows.  Many times she has shared a word of encouragement, even when I haven’t disclosed a trial.

I want to say that my own dad choose not to be apart of my life, so I only know the comfort I receive from our heavenly Father, YAHUAH, daily.  Our three daughters, do have the blessing of experiencing the comfort from their father every day and I am truly thankful.  He grabs them, holds them and hugs them everyday and I know our daughters will always know that they are truly “Daddies Girls” and “Mommies Pretty Momma’s” all their life.

So mothers let us prepare our daughters for the next season and let us comfort our daughters more!

Next what happens in the chamber and a feast!