Baruch HaShem

A Messianic Synagogue

Shabbat Services 10:40am

6304 Belt Line Rd, Dallas TX 75254

Come as You Are

Ani le‑dodi ve‑dodi li–“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song of Songs 6:3)

The month of Elul has a special place in the Jewish calendar. Jewish tradition describes Elul as an acronym for ani le‑dodi ve‑dodi li, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song of Songs 6:3). This is a time where we, as a bride, prepare ourselves for the coming bridegroom.

Normally, when a subject wants to meet with a king, they would need to know the proper etiquette. They would be in their best clothing, make it through security, and have a very important matter to discuss before being allowed to meet. It all displays honor to the king but does not allow much space for a real relationship. When the King of the universe meets us in the field, the relationship between Him and us is more accessible. In this picture, the people still come to where the King is in the field; meaning we still have free will in choosing to let Adonai see us in our current state. He doesn’t force the relationship, but wants us to take the steps to draw near to Him. The King desires to know you as you are, and desires you to know Him wherever you are.

As a community, we are entering into this season, intentionally preparing ourselves for the coming King. We have created a Prayer Guide for your family that will follow each weekly message and the theme of the month. This Prayer Guide will help direct us through self-examination and the process of becoming physical representatives of the King in our daily lives, relationships, and interactions with others.


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