We're in Historic Times - Can You See It?
Another gem from Levi Chazen:
Ours is the generation of the Redemption. After wandering from place to
place as unwanted guests of the nations of the world, HaShem, in His mercy,
brought us home. Yet, many of us still want to see the mud on our feet, instead
of seeing that we are walking through the sea.
The Chafetz Chaim, commenting
on the Redemption process, wondered how it was possible that two people could be
at the same place and look at the same scene, but come to two totally different
conclusions. One will see a tree, a house, a road, but nothing that connects
them, while the other fellow, looking at the same picture, will see how the
towns and villages are being rebuilt and resettled and how all are returning
home. Today, we still have too many people looking at the mud on their feet
and complaining "Oy, how muddy are my feet," and who don't see the historic
times that we are living in, how HaShem is taking us through the sea at this
very moment. In this process of Redemption, there is mud and blood, but we must
not focus on our dirty feet; instead, we must rise above and see the whole
picture before our eyes.