License plates

recently, I was on a bus when I suddenly started noticing –

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the license plates!

 

have you ever looked carefully at a license plate?

if you have, you’ll realize that each plate has a unquie set of numbers and letters.

if you look further,

you’ll even find out some stuff about the person whose car it is.

 

you’ll find out where he lives,

is he’s traveling here or if he lives here.

sometimes,

there are even unique letters formed to create a message.

 

look closer.

If the plate is old,

then you know the person is probably older,

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and has had this car for a while

they are probably also a more experienced driver.

 

let’s think a little deeper.

each license plate is different,

each one with a flavor and a message all its own –

who has the time and patience to do that?

 

don’t they ever just get tired of this boring, thankless job?

would anybody really care if they are all the same?

 

but, no,

day in,

day out,

more and more license plates appear.

 

like this,

robbers are tracked and found,

cases are solved,

people can recognize which car is theirs,

and we learn a powerful lesson.

 

what can we possibly learn from a license plate?

 

Take a look at the people around you.

 

Each person looks different,

each person has amazing stories to tell you,

each person has a story all their own –

secrets, dreams, friendships, etc.

 

Who has the patience to sit down and decide,

day in,

day out,

that this person should live here,

this person should look like this,

this person should get this?

 

who has the patience to concern themselves with trivial,

everyday matters of over 7 billion people?

 

I’ll tell you who.

 

G-d does.

 

He never takes a break,

He creates people anew every day,

each person with their own purpose.

 

He decides these things- and more

every single day.

 

Rosh chodosh is coming very soon,

make this month meaningful-

know, you have a reason.

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