President Zelensky’s seventeen second message on March 9th comes with an assuring wink. He doesn’t assure survival of the body as they are all clearly willing to endure hardship and die for freedom, for Truth. He assures us of the survival of human integrity, of our very souls in this fight against evil. I watch again now to see his wink at the end to release my exhale and prayers to God who is in this battle with them, for us.
In Psalm 31:21-22, the poet sings and reassures us: You have secreted [your children] in the secret places of Your presence, Away from unsavory people’s plotting; You have hidden them in a sukkah away from arguing tongues. Blessed is Adonai Who has revealed the wonders of Your covenantal love Within the rocky fortress of my city.
All the lives lost the the lives in battle for Justice are secreted away in God’s presence, hidden and safe, eternal. May our collective weeping etch their memories in our hearts forever that we never return to this wretched bind ever again.