At the beginning of this week’s portion, the angels, after being fed by Abraham, tell him that a great miracle will happen a year from now; he and his wife Sarah, who are far past child-bearing years and have been trying their entire lives to have children, will have a child. It says that when Sarah hears this, she laughs, and the Creator gets upset. “Why is Sarah laughing at Me…” the Creator says, “Is there anything that I, God, cannot do?” Then it says that Sarah denies laughing.
What is the secret in this story?
The kabbalists teach something very important. We know that in order for any Light to be revealed, there has to be a vessel. A vessel is a true desire, or more importantly, certainty that something can, or will, happen. There is a very big difference between desiring something to happen, and having a consciousness that it can happen.
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