Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Vayigash - Reading #4

Vayigash וַיִּגַּשׁ - And He Drew Near

Torah Portion: Genesis 44:18-47:27

Reading #4 - Genesis 45:19–27

My Thoughts: 

So, after many years Jacob hears his son Joseph is alive. Can you imagine? You thought you lost someone really close to you and you really did not. Maybe there is hope for your prayers. If anything, know that Hashem always answers prayers in some way and in some time. Just be patient. And keep praying. Be encouraged -- He hears you.


Prosperity. Jacob’s sons have been blessed by Joseph. Has your family been blessed by a relative? If so, it is important to acknowledge this blessing. Pray and ask Hashem how you can do that. Just be careful not to feel indebted or that you are obligated to the person that gave. Accept it as a gift and be gracious.

Reading #4 - Genesis 45:19–27

19 Now you are commanded to do this: Take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also, don’t concern yourselves about your belongings, for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.”

21 The sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. 22 He gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing. 23 He sent the following to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way. 24 So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, “See that you don’t quarrel on the way.”

25 They went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, to Jacob their father. 26 They told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” His heart fainted, for he didn’t believe them. 27 They told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them. When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, revived.