Pastor Kathy Gray’s sermon Sunday November 19th took my breath away.
Pastor Kathy said:’ Yeshua is moved by compassion not pity. True compassion is to heal the leper. Compassion comes from the bowels of mercy.”
Then Pastor Kathy dropped the atomic bomb;” True compassions requires that one must vulnerable to hurt. One must place themselves in a position to be hurt to be truly compassionate.”
Yeshua did it!
Yeshua is the example for us (me) to follow.
Then Pastor Kathy added this real kicker:” The only remedy for rejection is Yeshua.”
Think about these words for more than a minute.
I kept hearing this voice say to me: “Teach these things thoroughly to your children. When you sit at home. When you walk along the way. When you retire. When you arise. Write them on the door posts of house and upon your gate. Bind them for a sign on your arm and let them tefillin between your eyes” (This is taken from our morning prayer)
Then this lesson replayed in my mind from my class on the Chumash by Rabbi Gordon.
The third day of creation is compassion. This shows how important severity is. The first day of creation is severity. The second day of creation is kindness and the third day of creation is compassion.
You need a triangle of severity, kindness, and compassion. Compassion is the base of the triangle and this brings out beauty of both day one and day two of creation.
Without the severity, without the detail you have nothing.
We really do not appreciate what we have until the third day of creation.
To prove this point we do not appreciate Avraham. Avraham produced Ishmael as well as Yitz’chak. From too much kindness comes as Ishmael.
We do not appreciate Yitz’chak fully. In addition to Ya’akov Yitz’chak produced Esau.
The bottom of the triangle is Ya’akov. He is combination of the triangle Avraham and Yitz’chak (Kindness and Severity) and thus Ya’akov was able to establish the children of Israel.
This is the perfection of the third part of the triangle.
It is only the third day that we appreciate the blessing of the first and second day.
This is why the good of the second day is mentioned on the third day.
Let’s take this a step further.
Ya’akov is Torah and Torah is Ya’akov. Ya’akov is the second Adam.
The last Adam is Yeshua. Yeshua is Torah and Torah is Yeshua.
All three Adam, Ya’akov, and Yeshua represent all Jews from the beginning of time till the end of time.
Yeshua is the Son of Man- The Moshiach. Yeshua is the combination of the three parts of the triangle. The sides kindness and severity and the base compassion.
Pastor Kathy summed it up this way:” G-d at the right time adapted us. We are G-d’s adopted kids.”
When Pastor Kathy speaks, I listen and then do.
Pastor Kathy comes from the line of great prophets that began with Sarah.
Pastor Kathy is a true Tzaddik (righteous person).
How did Pastor Kathy know I just finished up a class on C.S. Lewis? Lewis is a man that G-d gave great insight to. His writings touched on what is happening in this day age.
Praise G-d I have great teachers like Pastor Steve and Kathy Gray.
I love my teachers Pastor Steve and Kathy Gray.
I also have great fear too for I see HaShem in both Pastor Steve and Gray. For they are truly G-d’s servants. I have seen many times when Pastor Steve and Kathy Gary are preaching G-d’s word I saw G-d standing behind them and covering them with the kippah. I saw it today when Pastor Kathy Gray preached.