In this Torah portion, everything starts from the beginning; the entire creation as a whole is renewed. Actually, the creation is renewed every moment "something from nothing" (Tanya, Shaar HaYichud VehaEmunah, 1). It is written, “And the word of our L-rd shall stand firm forever" (Isaiah 40:8). These words and letters through which the heavens were created stand forever within the firmament of heaven. They exist forever within all the heavens to give them life constantly. If these words will stop to generate life for all creation, then all the heaven and earth would become absolute nothingness, exactly as before the Six Days of Creation.
Therefore, creation is not a one-time act, after which the world exists on its own, like a carpenter who builds a bed and walks away from it. Rather, G‑d continually creates the world.
This combination of letters is the life force of everything. From this Torah portion, we get the power and vitality to remember that the creation is not a single event, rather it is an ongoing flow of Divine power that comes for all created things in the world.
What does it mean for us that G‑d is creating the world anew every moment of time? There can be no meaningless or desperate moments, for this very moment, was only just now brought into being out of absolute nothingness by the Creator who is the ultimate good. This is a fundamental principle of faith.
The Torah says (Sanhedrin 98b) that the world was created solely for the Mashiach. This purpose was expressed at the beginning of creation. “And the spirit of G-d hovered over the waters,” (Genesis 12) the Torah says that: “This refers to the spirit of Mashiach.”
It is not enough to know that G-d has created the world in six days. Additionally, we need to recognize and internalize that the power of the letters that created the world still exists in us, it doesn't stop for a moment.
This will characterize the Era of Redemption when it will be revealed that the physical world is totally dependent on G-d's word.
Brought By Rabbi Moshe Bernestein
Rabbi Moshe Bernestein is a writer and a Community Rabbi in Netanya, Israel. He believes in making connections between the Jewish People and the Noahides worldwide in order to share and enhance the knowledge of the Torah's Universal Code for Humanity and fulfil Isaiah's Prophecy 11:9 " And the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the oceans".
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