Hidden Salvation

Posted: June 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Yosef’s story paraphrased:

The brothers were angered at their brother, they came together and threw him in a pit that eventually put into motion a string of events brought him to Egypt and into a powerful position would lead to the salvation of the world during a famine and his own family would be reunited.

An interesting point to ponder emerges from the story of Yosef:

Concealed within tribulation lies salvation.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslev teaches us the foundation of emuna (faith) is the knowledge that everything we experience comes from G-d – He sends the good and what appears to be bad both to us – another level of emuna is that everything G-d sends toward us is for our benefit.

Yosef knew this when he states in Bereishis/Genesis 45:8

“It was not you who sent me here but G-d.”

When we look deep into the story of Yosef, we find that his tribulations were not only for his benefit but also for the benefit of others.

How do we apply this today?

When G-d sends a tribulation, know through emuna that concealed within it, there is a hidden salvation.

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Comments
  1. Don Gartrell says:

    Todah Rabah Chanan. Very true. It’s hard for me to see that in the death of my son, just because it’s so overwhelming. Non-the less, I still trust HaShem. – Don

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