This Week's Thought - Beyond Time

This Week's Thought - Beyond Time

 

 

 This Week's Thought From The Koby Mandell Foundation  

 

- Sherri Mandell

 

Beyond Time
 
Recently the New York Times reported that Russian scientists had generated plants from the fruit of an arctic flower, the campion, that died 32,000 years ago. A ground squirrel stored the fruit so that it remained frozen in Siberia until scientists excavated it a few years ago. They cloned the fruit and reproduced the plant in culture dishes.
 
Sounds like science fiction. A plant reborn after 32,000 years. Many scientists remain dubious until the radioactive dating is confirmed.
 
Still. One can only call this phenomenon a rebirth.
 
It is said that King David wore a ring on which was inscribed: everything passes. But in our faith it's also true that everything returns.
 
We look at the bare winter branches and know that the tree will again be covered with foliage. When we wake we thank G-d for returning our souls. And in our prayers, we bless G-d who revives the dead.
 
It's almost impossible to believe. And yet it's our greatest faith—to see our loved ones again.
 
The revival of the campion is a reminder that faith is seeing beyond the limits of this world. God's time is different than ours. We can't see much from our limited vision. But sometimes eternity reveals itself in our fragile, broken world. 

 
 
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