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Section:  Avodah   Category: Perek Shira
Perek Shira: Roses Are Red, Dew is Free If Hashem Sends You a Gift, Let It Be
Both dew and rain are essential for life as they nourish nature and help the crops grow.  Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz points out that they have very different origins.  Rain is condensation that goes up from the oceans and is purified in the sky.  It is then sent back down in the form of sweet rainwater.  Dew on the other hand originates in the heavens above without any involvement from the world below.

The Knaf Renanim explains from Chazal that in order to get bracha from the heavens we must initiate the process from below.  We must initiate a relationship with Hashem by sending up Mitzvos and Ma’asim Tovim in order for Hashem to open up the heavens and pour abundant bracha on our lives.

In the history of the world, Hashem tells us, there will come a time that Bnei Yisroel will be so despondent and so disconnected from Hashem that we will not even be able to make this minimum effort to call out to Hashem.  What will be?  How will we merit salvation?  To this Hashem answers (Hoshea 14:6) , “Ehehyeh KaTal LiYisroel”, I will be like the dew to Am Yisroel.  I will send bracha that originates from me without waiting for their efforts from below.

There is only one condition that we need to fulfill in order to receive this free gift.  We need to open up to able to receive this Bracha.  “Yifrach KiShoshana” we must resemble a rose.  Roses are known to get their beautiful smell by absorbing dew.  The Rose with its head opened on top and its petal forming a cup around its head, catch more dew than other differently structured flowers.

Many times Hashem send bracha into our lives and we are too stubborn to even absorb it.  We have our own visions of how our salvation should be played out and are too blind to see Hashem’s chesed.  Open up your eyes and see the opportunity that Hashem is sending your way.  Free gifts don’t come often so don’t let it slip away.
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