April 23, 2017 ~ Sh TAZRIA-TAHOR. Maqam NAHWAND.
ויריצהו מן הבור - When Joseph was in jail, in an effort to secure his
freedom, he asked the cupbearer to relay to Pharaoh about his experience
with him. For over two years, Joseph was waiting for his salvation, but
it did not come, because the cupbearer forgot about him. Then, suddenly,
when he least expected it, he was "rushed out of the pit," as the words
ויריצהו מן הבור (Genesis 41:14) indicate, and his deliverance came. He
was released from incarceration so fast, that he barely had time to
change clothing or to shave. Joseph had a complete reversal of fortune.
The message from this story is that it is God that controls the world
and the fate of all mankind. While it is imperative on all of us to
continue to make efforts to accomplish our goals, ultimately, if God
desires to save you from your problems, He can do so effortlessly and in
the blink of an eye, just like He did for Joseph (Beth Torah, 12/31/16).