Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"An Imminent Reality"

(Picture by Eunice Clarke)

As I write these words, the daughter of Tzippora bas Rivka is by her mother's side. Summoned on quick notice by her father, she was informed that there is little time left. The rigorous treatments to fight her mother's cancer have failed. In a perpetual state of nausea, doctor's have informed her that her cancer is so widespread that they cannot treat it any further.

For over six months, Tzippora bas Rivka, the mother of a friend of my wife, has been going from doctor to doctor and from treatment to treatment. I, in turn, have been davening for her each and every day; davening that the cancer leave her body; davening that she will live to see the birth of a first grandchild; davening that she not leave her husband's side; davening that she have a refuah shleima.

Now, It appears that she may only have days or weeks left.

This is only how it appears, however. An imminent reality can always be reversed by prayer.


At June 27, 2007 at 2:32:00 PM EDT, Blogger Batya said...

Refuah Shleimah

At June 28, 2007 at 7:02:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

refuah shelaimah:)

I learned in the Maor Eynayim once, about how HaShem recreates the world anew every day. I took the lesson to heart and the next morning I was praying for some of the sick people that I happen to know, and I realised that every day HaShem recreates these people in a state of sickness. When we are praying for their complete recovery we aren't praying for HaShem to change their current state to an improved one. We are praying to HaShem that the next moment, when He recreates that person along with everything else in the world, that He should recreate that person without going to the extra trouble of creating them with their illness; that He should recreate them complete, without illness.

b'ezrat HaShem, we should each and all be renewed each day in complete health.


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