Devorah Channah

The World Through My Eyes...

[Jordan River, Israel]

[The Streams Say:]

But singers as well as flutists (dancers),
all My wellsprings are in you (O Tziyon)
(Tehillim 87:7)

"All My wellsprings (thoughts) and providence "are in you" in Tziyon.  Also, "All My wellsprings (fountains)" of wisdom "are in you."  All the fountains of wisdom that I draw from, are found "in you" - in Tziyon.  "Therefore with joy will you draw water out of the wells of deliverance" (Yeshayahu 12:3).

Just as wellspring brings forth new waters every moment, so the people of Yisrael chant songs every moment.  Thus it says, "And singers and dancers, all my fountains are in You." Wellsprings bubble with fresh water all day and night. Yisrael, too, never ceases to praise G-d for His goodness and for giving us the privilige of serving Him. Our music is the wellspring embodied in Torah and good deeds.

[-MeAm Lo'ez, Perek Shira-

(Arugot River - Ein Gedi, Israel)

[The Rivers Say:]

Rivers will clap hands,
Mountains will rejoice in song together.
(Tehillim 98:8)
Referring to the messianic era, at that time those who dwell by the rivers will clap hands out of great happiness, thus Scripture says, "They clapped their hands, and said: 'Long live the king!'" (1Melachim 11:12)  "Let the mountains rejoice in song together"...if until now some trees were barren and only the fruit-bearing trees rejoiced in song (96:12), at the time of the Redemption all trees will bear fruit.  Even barren trees on the "mountains" will "rejoice in song together" with other trees.

Snow-capped mountians feed the rivers and in turn they flow and water the earth. Together they exult and clap their hands in joy for they are privileged to perform the mission for which they were created. Rivers symbolize the multitudes with mountains being their leaders. When people and their leaders are united in serving G-d, they clap their hands and sing for joy, for they serve the world and their Creator.

[-MeAm Lo'ez, Rabbi Scherman, Perek Shira]

[The Seas Say:]

More than the voices of many waters,
Mightier than the waves of the seas,
You are mighty on high, HaShem.
(Tehillim 93:4)

G-d dwells beyond human perception, in a lofty realm that is higher than man's comprehension.  However, due to the "voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea," it is made known to everyone that HaShem on high is mighty.  G-d is overwhelmingly powerful in His realm on high. Nothing on earth is more powerful than the raging sea -tidal waves and storms can wash away everything in their path. How much more powerful is He Who made them?

This is their song: "O mortal man, always remember the only true source of power."

[-MeAm Lo'Ez, Perek Shira]

Devorah Channah

Seeking internal holiness - striving, BE"H, to prepare this vessel for that holiness.