Seek and Find

Seek and Find

Rabbi Baruch once found his young son crying. “And why are you crying?” he asked. The boy replied: “my friends and I were playing ‘hide and seek’. When I came my turn to hide, I hid but after a long time in hiding I realized that they stopped looking for me… they forgot all about me,” the child lamented.

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Rabbi Baruch calmed his child and then said to the others, “And is this not precisely what God cries about? He hid from us – as a result of our sins – but the purpose of His hiding is so that we shall search and seek Him. As it is written, if we search we will find him (Deut. 4:29, Jer. 29:13). But, like the child, we stop looking for Him…”


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