July 26, 2009 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #651472Be HappyParticipant
Unfortunately I don’t know who wrote this. I found it on my computer while sorting it out my folders:
Moshiach is on his way – are you ready?
Do You Have Something to Wear when Moshiach Comes?
After a week filled with fear and awe, we feel that there is so very much to
beg for now, during the Yomim Nora’im. Beseeching Hashem for Bi’viyas
HaMoshiach has finally become something real and tangible.
On Rosh Hashona, my family discussed what it will be like when Moshiach
comes and how we are all looking forward to his arrival. It was then that my
mother asked, “Have you decided what you’re going to wear to greet
Moshiach?” The whole family got very nervous. I could not think of one
outfit in my entire wardrobe in which it would be befitting for the Avos,
Imahos, Moshe Raabeinu, Dovid Hamelech, Devorah Haniviah, etc. to see me
dressed. How could I appear before them with my skirt just covering my
knees? Maybe my new suit is okay. No, the problem is that it’s tight
fitting. Can I wear my skin-tone stockings? But how would Sorah Imainu know
there’s something there? She’ll think it’s my bare leg!? How can I wear my
Shabbos shoes with those high platforms? What will Moshiach say to that? I
really like one of my new Shabbos outfits, but it reaches my ankles. Is that
really appropriate for me to wear?
We all experienced a sinking feeling. How is it possible that we have
nothing to wear to greet Moshiach although our closets are packed with
clothing? Then someone commented, “If all our clothes aren’t good enough for
Moshiach, why are they okay to wear now?” If we have been crowned by
Hakadosh Boruch Hu with the most precious adornment, “Bonim Atem La’Hashem
Elokeichem” shouldn’t we always look like B’nos Melech? We were all
speechless. We had absolutely nothing to say for ourselves. On the Yom
Ha’din we had to confess that we have nothing in which we would feel
comfortable to appear before Moshiach. Suddenly the solution hit me like a
bolt of lightning. “I think I’ll wear my Bais Yaakov uniform! That is
something I’ll feel good about wearing.” Imagining to myself the throngs of
Bais Yaakov girls all going to greet our holy ancestors in one united
uniform. My heart swelled with a warm glow.
But why is that my uniform is the only outfit of which Moshiach will be
proud?!July 26, 2009 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #651473ChanieEParticipant
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