Fiddler on the Roof


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It’s been a busy week. Swimming lessons twice a week. And tomorrow we have company coming from New Guinea to spend a day and a night with us, so we have been extra busy cleaning on this Preparation Day. It feels so good when it’s done!

And now the girls and I are sitting down to watch Fiddler on the Roof.

For the most part it is so full of culture and respect for our Creator and the Scripture (the Good Book). The fact that in our economy we think we are so poor, yet one milk man supplied the entire village with milk. Each man was given a ladel full, about 2 cups I would guess. For his family to share? Or 5 daughters all living in the loft of the house, sharing a room together. How many families in America have come to that point? Maybe more than I know???

I love the blessing they sing at the beginning of the Sabbath. I found it online and posted it here to share with you.

May the Lord protect and defend you.
May He always shield you from shame.
May you come to be
In Israel a shining name.
May you be like Ruth and like Esther.
May you be deserving of praise.
Strengthen them, Oh Lord,
And keep them from the strangers’ ways.
May God bless you and grant you long lives.
(May the Lord fulfill our Sabbath prayer for you.)
May God make you good mothers and wives.
(May He send you husbands who will care for you.)
May the Lord protect and defend you.
May the Lord preserve you from pain.
Favor them, Oh Lord, with happiness and peace.
Oh, hear our Sabbath prayer. Amen.

And when He is asking the Father for a sewing machine for his son-in-law… “You are very busy now. Wars, revolutions, floods, plagues, all those little things that bring people back to you. …” What a wonderful way to look at the purpose for catastrophes.

A sad ending, yet still, they trust their Maker. Oh that we will trust in Him as well, even if He takes away our homes, our belongings, etc He is still in control and He is still good. All the time.

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