The Lord opened my eyes to see the beauty of His Son Jesus while reading Daniel Chapter 10. – Day 2 – Verse 2 – Second letter of the Alphabet – Bet
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks.”
Daniel 10: Verse 2.
Daniel was “heartbroken”.
“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 (ESV)
“Note, Good men cannot but mourn to see how slowly the work of God goes on in the world and what opposition it meets with, how weak its friends are and how active its enemies.” quote from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible.
Bet or Beit
The letter Bet is the first letter of written in the Bible (Torah). Genesis 1:1.
The Jewish sages or teachers, see the letter as a house with a roof, floor and a back, which blocks the view of all that comes before the letter. (As it is the first letter in Scripture, nothing else should come before Scripture).
The understanding is that the front of the letter, the door of the “house” are where the words of all the Scripture is “housed”, and inside the words are all the secrets of God’s wisdom.
As my heart’s desire was to capture photos to represent the Hebrew letters, this tent was set up at Megiddo (where Solomon housed his many horses) in preparation for a children’s afternoon play. I was delighted to “see” it on our first full day in Israel:)
ps: Hebrew reads right to left; my “tent or house” is visually backwards to the letter, but it was too pretty to pass by:)