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