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Thursday, November 28, 2013

HEPHZIBAH [MY DELIGHT IS IN HER]

Miriam stood rooted to the ground.
A big explosion had just taken place in her heart. 
Pain, disbelief, and rivers of agony engulfed her all at once.
With heart pounding heavily and beating wildly,
She called out to Anna, her motherly housekeeper.
“Can you believe David would do this to me after all these years we have been together.”? 
She cried, little hysterically,“It’s a love letter written by him to someone called Agnes."
"Indeed it is, Anna said, going through the contents and inspecting each and every word.
“Child, she said, gently holding the weeping younger woman in her arms.
“You need to build your life on the rock," she said ,gently stroking her head
"So that you can still keep standing strong when the storms of life hit at you”.
“Do you think it will help now?” Miriam asked her in a faint voice.
 Looking up at her through shattered tears and a shattered world.
“Yes, child lets open God’s word and hear its precious comforting words.”
The book fell open to Isaiah 62:4. Ref Complete Jewish bible
You will no longer be spoken of as ‘Azuvah [Abandoned]
or your land be spoken of as ‘Sh’mamah [Desolate];
Rather, you will be called Heftzi-Vah [My-Delight-Is-In-Her]
And your land Be‘ulah [Married].
For Adonai delights in you,
And your land will be married.
Just then they heard the hurried footsteps
David rushed into the room and pressed his wife against him
“Honey, the letter which I wrote to Agnes 15 years back before our marriage,
Seemed to have found its way back to the house.
 I don’t know if you have seen it yet.
You know if she hadn’t died so unexpectedly like the way she did she would have been my wife.
But then, God gave me something even more priceless." 
“You", he said, looking intently into her deep brown eyes ,
"Are the delight of my soul.”,speechless she looked at Anna.
Who winked and whispered “build your life henceforth on the rock”, looking at the open bible
Miriam nodded back and whispered “Yes, yes .I will!