Counting the Omer
Day 9 & 10
BARUCH ATTAH YAHWEH ELOHENU MELECH HA’OLAM ASHER KIDESHANU BEMITZVOTAV VETZIVANU AL SEFIRAT HA’OMER.
Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is day 9 of counting the omer (Week 2 Day 2).
Today is day 10 of counting the omer (Week 2 Day 3).
Hayom yom tesha’ la’omer.
Hayom yom essair la’omer.
Last week as we counted, for many the main focus was on our chesed/lovingkindness. As go along in week 2 of the counting of the omer, we find the focus changes to our gevurah/our discipline or strength (might). Discipline acts as boundary lines. It’s important to have the right amount and be balanced. We understand that it is the discipline/strength/gevurah of Yahweh that is to be praised and who we attempt to model after in our own lives!
Psalm 21:13 – “Be thou exalted, Yahweh, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power/gevurah.”