“There is no despair in the world at all!”

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“There is no despair in the world at all!”

Every month, the Nation of Israel sanctifies the moon.

This means that at least once a month, we form a deep bond with our Father in Heaven, the King of Kings.

In the story of Megillat Esther, when Achashverosh’s wicked declaration went forth, Mordechai notified Queen Esther (who symbolizes the Jewish people), and urged her to turn to the king for help – despite the fact that she had not been called to the king already for 30 days, or one month.

“There is no despair in the world at all!”

Thus it is with the Jewish people. Even if each one of us has become distanced to a great degree, we must still pound on the gates of mercy. As the verse says, “Esther shall go before the king ‘shelo k’dat ’כדת’ ”. K’dat has two meanings: According to the simple translation, it means that the queen should not appear before the king without his permission. But on a deeper level, K’dat can also mean principles, or religion. The passuk can therefore be understood as telling us that even if someone were to fall so low that he imagines himself hopelessly distanced from the Torah and from Hashem – the religious principles of the Jewish people – even then, despite the ‘breach of protocol’, that person should still do whatever they can to approach the King of Kings, whose sanctuary is always available.

Indeed, as Esther approached Achashverosh (who, when referred to as ‘the king’, symbolizes the ultimate King), he extended to her his golden scepter, which miraculously stretched out until it reached the queen. This is what Hashem does for us all the time. He extends miracles and beams of connection to us – even to those who have fallen to the lowest possible levels, without exception.

And through this, all is transformed into good, and we will have merited the holy light of Purim.

And so, my dear brother, even at times when we seem to have fallen so far, and what we’ve done seems to block any possible chance of return and rectification and all seems lost, remember that Hashem is ALWAYS with you, and never ever despair of His mercy.

As our rebbe, Rebbe Nachman would say: “There is no despair in the world at all!”

Based on Likutei Halachot, Laws of Purification of the Firstborn Animal, Halachah 4, Chapter 16

Source: nanachnation.org