Hallel: Rosh Chodesh Nisan: Paragraph Six
The person who can sing the Nisan Hallel as a Future Song has stepped into the world of “Forever,” and sings: “Give thanks to God Who is good, for His kindness is forever! Let Israel declare that His Kindness is forever! Let the House of Aaron declare that His kindness is forever! Let those who are in awe of God declare that His kindness is forever!”
Even if he feels stuck in his limitations and boundaries, he sees hope for the future and sings: “I called to the Creator of Heaven and Earth from a tight spot, and He answered me broadly.”
He understands that being a Truster in God is the key to unlock his future, just as Israel trusted in God when they prepared the first Pesach Offering: “God is with me, I have no fear; what can people do to me? God is with me to help me, so I can confront my enemies. It is better to depend in God than to trust people. It is better to depend on God than to trust people in power.”
“All the nations surrounded me but I survived them in God’s Name. They surrounded and encircled me but I survived them in God’s Name. Though they surrounded me like a swarm of bees, they were snuffed out like burnt thorns. I survived them in God’s Name. I was pushed to fall but God helped me.”
The Children of Israel were prepared for the future on Rosh Chodesh Nisan when Moshe began to speak to them of their long term future. They were safe and confident, and they sang, as do we:
“The Creator of Heaven and Earth is my Help and my Hammer, and became my Savior. Song and victory sound in the tents of the just. God’s Hand makes victory. God’s Hand is supreme. God’s Hand makes victory!
The Children of Israel watched as the Egyptians and many of their brethren died, but were still able to look to the future with confidence and sing:
“I will not die but live, and tell of the doings of the Creator of Heaven and Earth.”
They were able to look to their future despite the sufferings of their past:
“The Creator afflicted me to direct me but did not destroy me.”
They understood that to reenter the world as free people they had to request:
“Open the gates of justice for me, I will enter and thank the Creator. This is the gate to God, the just may enter here.”
They were empowered by their salvation:
“I thank You for answering me, You became my salvation.
The stone rejected by the builders became the cornerstone.
This happened because of God; it is wondrous in our eyes.
This is the day God made; let us sing and be happy with it.
They sang for the future:
“Please God; Save us!
Please God; Make us successful!
Bless those who come in God’s Name; we bless you from God’s House.
God is The Power and gave us Light.
Wave your holiday branches up to the corners of the altar.
You are my Power and I thank You, My Lord and I will exalt You.
Give thanks to God Who is good, for His kindness is forever!”