Elul Reflections Day 23: Creation is Not Just God's Work

A favorite Midrash: The light of God shone throughout the entire first Shabbat. As Shabbat came to an end and darkness grew, Adam and Eve became fearful for they had never known darkness. Huddled close together as the day drew to a close, God gave Adam and Eve a spark of Divine creative insight. They reached down, grabbed two stones, and banged them together to create fire. Staring at the flames created with their own hands, they exclaimed: *Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha’olam, Borei M’orei Ha’eish- Blessed are You, Adonai, Ruler of the Universe, who Creates the light of the fire.

Jewish tradition teaches that we are partners with God in the creative process of the universe. We have the power within us to create incredible things. Are we aware of these powers? For what might we use them?

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