As we leave the Yom Tov commemorating the miracle of a small amount of oil last for 8 days, and the power of a small army rivalling that of a big one, it’s a good time to reflect on the flexible nature of time. Time can pass in emptiness, devoid of spirit. Or it can be stretched to include in it much accomplishment and G-dliness itself.
As we go through the winter and the long nights, it would be good to get inspired to use the time to accomplish projects we had always wanted to. Be they in learning, connections to family or communal. The upcoming months can be a collection of time capsules or form turned into spirit, and great accomplishment.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe would often point out that the term devarim b’teilim means that although they may not be devarim assurim, if they are not accomplishing what they should, it is considered wasted time.
We can accomplish great things, perhaps even miraculous. All that’s needed is the good faith effort on our part to give it all we got.
May this take us right through the coming of Moshiach very soon.
Wishing you a wonderful Shabbos,