Yehoshua Bin Nun
The 26th of Nisan is the anniversary of the death of our great leader Yehoshua Bin Nun. He was buried in Timnat Heres, which is currently located in an Arab village.
Being that it was the anniversary of his death, many people went last night to visit his grave, along with the graves of his father Nun, and of Calev Ben Yefuneh. (See this post at Life In Israel and this video up at Arutz Sheva.)
Every Wednesday night, I learn Gemara with a group of people, and we're currently learning Massechet Megilla. Last night, the 26th of Nissan, we just "happened" to be learning the bottom of page 14b, which talks about Yehoshua Bin Nun, and how he married Rahav, and that Hulda and other prophets descended from him. The proof that Hulda descended from him is from a Gezeira Shava mentioned in this line:
אמר רב נחמן חולדה מבני בניו של יהושע היתה כתיב הכא (מלכים ב כב) בן חרחס וכתיב התם (יהושוע כד) בתמנת חרס
The burial place of Yehoshua was mentioned in the gemara that I was learning.
But wait, this gets better. This morning, at the synagogue, it happened to also be the first anniversary of the death of a man who was a big Gomeil Hessed to people in our community. He performed Hassadim for the living (by preparing breakfast for all who prayed each morning after Shaharit) and for the dead (by taking care of cemetary arrangements - a Hessed Shel Emet). His name: Yehoshua.
I just installed Psuko Shel Yom on my computer. When turning on my computer this morning, the verse of the day was:
גומלי חסדים זוכין לחסות בצלו של הקדוש ברוך הוא
Those who perform kindnesses merit to be protected in the shade of the Holy One, blessed be He
Thank you, Hashem, for showing me a glimpse of Your ways.