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5th of Tevet, December 22, 2009
To lose one’s voice is no joke. We are never as aware of our power of speech as when it has
been taken from us. But even as
our voices may be inaudible, our thoughts and feelings continue to be
expressed. But who hears the
silent voice of our hopes, our dreams, our wishes and our prayers? It is none other than G-D Himself who
hears our soundless voices, and who carefully attends to the prayers that lie
just beyond the reach of our tongues.
“When no word is yet on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all
(Psalm 139:4).” With G-D as
the listener, we are gifted with the ability to communicate without words and to
speak without talking. And
for that singular gift of being heard and understood, we are most grateful.
Copyright, 2009 Rachel Lerner