Shabbos Nachamu! A Shabbos of Consolation! HaShem consoles the Jewish People. The word נחמו, literally defined as console, can also mean to have a change of mind. The word נחם can also mean to lead. How are we consoled? When we have a change of mind and heart. When we decide it is time to repent from our sins and from our bad character. If our enemies are declaring that HaShem is protecting us, then we must cry out to HaShem and say, “please HaShem, help us change our ways,. Help us to do better!” We must ask HaShem to lead us like He led us in the Wilderness, where He provided for our every need. In the Wilderness, even when the Jewish People sinned, HaShem provided them constantly with manna, Clouds of Glory and the well of Miriam. We must ask HaShem to show us wonders like when we left Egypt. With HaShem’s Will, we will experience consolation, leadership and a true change of heart. This week, HaShem’s will, we will be redeemed from all pain and suffering
HaShem should console us and give us joy, with the coming of Moshiach, speedily, in our days!
Have a strong and comforting Shabbos!