The story of the lost girl

Rav Moshe Weinberger tells the following story in this shiur, Call of the Wild- Understanding our Inherent Need to Daven:

Once there was a little girl named Rivka and she was lost. The whole shtelt was looking for her and was looking for her and nobody could find her. It was getting dark and the everyone stopped looking, except for her father. Even though it was so dark, and in those days dark was really dark, the father kept on looking and looking through the forest. Nebach, litte Rivka was terrified and lost in the forest and fell asleep by a tree. She was freezing and frightened and cried herself to sleep. All of the sudden the father, the only one looking for her, cleared away a tree and subconsciously she heard the moving of the branches and she sat up, opened her eyes and said, “Tate, Abba, I FOUND YOU!”
Of course, he found her and that’s the story of our lives. The moment we wake up, Hashem is so sweet, he makes us feel like we found him. The truth is that he has never ever stopped looking for each and every one of us. We just have to wake up and realize that.
 
I wish you a k’siva v’chasima tova and a year full of simcha and shelaymus.

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