Meshivat Nefesh #2
The Glory of G-d
If we say that G-d is great, what do we really mean?
We mean that His Presence extends absolutely everywhere…there is no place, no situation or space or nanometer of existence that doesn’t receive a constant flow of vitality directly from G-d.
But it’s the nature of our world that His Presence is concealed, that we have to invest energy into discovering G-d.
Rebbe Nachman taught that G-d’s glory is magnified to the greatest degree when those people, places and states that appear to be devoid of His Presence are proven to be vitalized by Him directly. How does that happen? When those who feel and seem so far from Him wake up and discover Him.
Beloved, ever-present G-d…this teaching strengthens me so much, because it means that there is no place that is far from You. Even if my thoughts, words and actions make me feel at such a distance from You at times, it is always in my ability to right now, exactly where I am, rediscover Your closeness.
And, when I do, I get to demonstrate Your greatness.
Thank You so much for sending a tzaddik like Rebbe Nachman to this world to remind me that You are only waiting for me to find You…no matter where I am.
(Based on Likutey Moharan I:10)