Lower on the Temple
steps, stood One of the
Scribers whose duty was to oversee the content of the scrolls that is Kiddush
and properly arrayed for the Cantor to exemplify the ancient words of Adonai so
that when the High Priest came into the Temple to exult the Name of the Most
High God, and to bless the King of Kings, the King of the Universe, then it would have been readily prepared, so that the Temple keepers
need not to run back and forth to fetch additional scrolls in lieu of the text
previously prepared for the evening prayer. It was after a day's work, the shift
was just about to begin.
The freshly prepared and ritually sanctified Ceremonial Levites
were on their way to enter into the Sanctuary following after their group and
team leaders, as well as the squad leaders carefully, so that they will not
mess up the unfinished work from the previously called up shift, while
participating in their collectively esteemed Vesper and the Recline, which is
almost equivalent to the morning prayer. That was because when the Sun sets at
the Horizon, right at the moment the Temple will be lifted up, as if though the
switch to the light had been turned on by the fingers of G-d, instead of the
consecrated devotional response to the exultations blasts of the Shofar when
the High Priest and his cohorts of Priests and Levites took their positions and
silently to quiet the irregularity of the footsteps of many observers,
pilgrims, and bystanders on the Temple Court outside of the Holy of Holies.
The sky has once again
blended with golden rays, emerging with the
colorful clouds all around the hilly tops of Mountain Zion. Out at the
Shepherd's field herds of sheep, cows, lambs, birds and swallows and eagles
were all coming together getting ready for another day before the evening comes
around! Bedouins set up new tents for the night. Women were all working
together to bake the pita bread, the mutton, and beef once the Priestly duty to
the Book of Moses were been observed and performed, the fragrance of roasting
the meat and all kind of fragrant spices enticing the Shepherds and the
travelers steps up their cadences moving toward the tents where another getting
together for the starry night will again usher in the mysterious dreams once in
the wilderness of Han, the brilliant fiery torch pillars that had led the
footsteps of their ancestors to leave Egypt. That was the night of Passover in
the Book of Moses. Tonight, it is a different night, when the breeze came
through the Great Sea that once had hampered their movements and now deemed to
be their real guard to wade off all the would be contenders from the Sea. Once
an important border, now a stretch of landing zone for many to claim and to
celebrate their long lasting journey overseas across the board. .
The serene and the
alarming notes blew out of the trumpet and the loud speakers intermingled with the dropping of the
shells and the cross fires of machine guns kept up with the hands of the
conductors. Shaking off the dusts and shockingly aligned with the parapets of
one's fox holes were the soldiers awaiting for dawn. Victory claims the
sacrifices of many, nonetheless, the field manual demands many to stay to the
end to behold the moment of seized peace. Was it not the Harktiva that
resembled the Star of David that made us a band of soldiers? Was it not that
the Star of Bethlehem that granted us our dreams for a prophecy to come to pass
when Jacob saw it from afar? Herod the Great was troubled by the story of the 3
Wiseman from East, nonetheless, the Emperor of the Far East was truly shocked
by the appearance of the Stars that he had to dispatch the best of his horsemen
and charioteers to go West to seek out the result to his riddle. Although it
was not foretold, yet, his curiosity cannot keep Him in balance with the once
would have been the indicator of his reign.
Tonight, for the first
time, he could release himself from
the answer expectantly received from the Imperial Office of Astronomer in
Court. Upon the decree of the Court in Heaven that the New King will be born to
the Western World!
Long Live the King. For
Ten Thousand Years, to
Years, as much as
Ten Thousands Ten Thousand Years!
Shall Courtesans' wishes to their
Bestow additional blessings upon the Emperor!
Obviously, the Astronomers
would have their gratitude blessed from the King, so also the Court officials
will have their early morning counsels be summoned to discuss and to expunge
the potential disturbance of the Imperial Court. By then, the horsemen and charioteers
had been long gone, on their way to find the New Born King.
The timbers of
great price and value are still coming in from the hilly regions of Lebanon.
Such a fine textual and its sear size only the fertile soil with water rich
formations can supply and support the deeply rooted trees to stand erecting
tall and strong. All over the hill tops were busy workers trimming and cutting
the wood of their choices. Just ask, and it will be done. No questions can be
raised about the craftsmanship of their ancestral trades. The Olive oil was
just about a pint in the hands of the candle holder. It was not that he would
not want to bring more than enough to fill the lamp. But, there was all that
had been kept for so long to last until this time. Light perpetual must be kept
on at all times, and this instruction did not come with but, if, also, and, the
conjunctions that can mandate it otherwise. He carefully poured the oil from
its jar, as long as it was dripping or dropping or drooping the oil, even one
drop can mean economically efficient and financially worth a while. Long
waiting period of time has to be shifted and transformed to some other postures
to better utilize the task of lighting the lamp.
By putting the sum of
gold coins that dollars or shillings could not have amended the costs, considering all that clusters of jewelry
boxes, and the tender ointment filled beyond the fuller jars can hold, the
future admitted to us a priceless ceiling even the elites would not want to
find out, was the ransom. Send vividly my now relinquished wasteland and the fragrantly smelling
condiments of assorted plants of that zeal embraced facilities when they had to
be putted into its cubical like bus. Never again will we see . . .
The soils that had many of our sweats and tears knead together with an
unction that an elite kept them on their quests for justices needed quite a
while back like an eagle's nest tossed as forcibly as a branch of bushes. For
each and every custom, a weightier one than before, must one present in order
to quench the offenses of the local officials whose sole duty was on the route.
By the way to liberty and to perpetual freedom, that links the adobe to the
airport, the beach head to the hearth of the den, one must trod, like unto a
passion, so must . .
Yeshua Ha' Messiah walked alone the path of 'Via Dolorosa' to
hold up the redemptive ransom of the humankind, in a rather unlikely fashion to
pay with the only sinless life of his own for the Sins of the World. So he
stepped forward directly to the official that was so Gigantic and now so small,
for the family to cross that post. It was to work to pay; here is to pay to
work. Still nothing could be left behind. All must go, but where to? To Jerusalem
one must go. . .
84:1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
The story of the Mayor,
Of the Organizer,
Of the Pioneers,
Of the Sojourners, and
Of many who have returned with losses...
So that one day,
One day soon,
They all will return when
The Son of G-d returns:
Who Are--Who Is--Who Is to Come!