She stood there. Her heart was pounding excitedly, and a shiver of anticipation ran down her eager back. She couldn’t believe her ears. Just a few minutes ago, Eliyahu Hanavi had told them the amazing news that they had been waiting for, for almost 2,000 years!
Could it be, that after so many years of pain and suffering, Moshiach would become a reality? The loud sound of the Shofar confirmed her hopes. Moshiach was finally here! Before she knew it, she was floating on clouds, along with the rest of Klal Yisrael, all heading to one destination: Eretz Yisrael, their homeland. She could soon see a sliver of the Eretz Hakodesh when she saw……..Bubby!!! Her grandmother had come to life, along with all the rest of Klal YIsrael who had already passed away! The two embraced tightly. She drank in the sights of Techiyas Hameisim, people getting healed, and many other sights of the Eretz Hakodesh that she never would’ve dreamed would happen. The 3rd Beis Hamikdash stood there in its full majesty. Finally we’ll be able to offer korbanos and have a House for Hashem! All terror, corruption, suffering and all bad were history and vanished in thin air, never to return again. The world shone brightly with the knowledge of Hashem. All the questions she had concerning Yidishkeit and the Torah were answered so clearly. The era of Kedusha and revelations of Hashem had arrived. Nothing could be better.
“Brring!!!!” Like a smack in the face, her alarm clock brought her back to reality. This had all been a dream, and to her dismay, Moshiach hadn’t arrived yet. She was still in Chutz Laaretz, in Australia. Her questions were still unanswered. Wrapped in her thoughts, she didn’t hear her mother entering the room. Like a robot, her hands did her usual morning duties, while her mind was elsewhere, reflecting on the dream she had. “How I wish it was true!” she thought wistfully. As she went to the table to get her breakfast, she saw her neighbour with crutches. “Hashem”, she thought to herself, “last night I saw in my dream, my neighbour all healed. Why can’t you make that happen already?” As her mother served her and her sister breakfast, she told her father about how the situation isn’t so good in Eretz Yisrael. “Bring the Geulah already and end the Golus!” she murmured. When she arrived at school on that brutally cold day, she opened her siddur to korbanos and thought, “Why do we just have to say the korban Tamid? I wish we already had the 3rd Beis Hamikdash and be able to offer the korban Tamid!” When it came to Parsha, and the teacher was explaining in depth how the Bigdai Kehuna were supposed to be made as they were Parshas Tetzave, she could already see the Kohen Gadol in the 3rd Beis Hamikdash, doing the avodah. She didn’t even bother passing back notes to her best friend, Miriam as she usually did, as she was so enwrapped in her own world. The teacher wrapped up and concluded her engaging lesson, and the next teacher arrived. She told them about the 3 weeks and stated that when Moshiach comes, those days will be changed into days of good, happiness and rejoicing. “If only it would”, she thought wistfully to herself. At the end of class, when the teacher dismissed the very eager class, she motioned for her to come to her desk.
“Is there something on your mind? You haven’t been paying much attention to our lesson.” As a kind teacher whom she trusted, she told her teacher every single detail of her dream, from beginning to end, and explained to her teacher how she felt. The teacher listened intently from beginning to end. She then offered her advice. “We should make Moshiach come faster. We shouldn’t wait for him to come, we should instead make him come. Every mitzvah counts. Don’t just sit there with your arms folded, do a mitzvah, and then you can make your dream become reality.”
She isn’t the only one who wants Moshiach to come, but in reality, everyone dreams and hopes that Moshiach will come. Although most of the story isn’t true, the lesson is true, (and the facts about Moshiach’s coming are true).
What are you waiting for? If a mitzvah comes to your hand, do it straight away and don’t delay! May we all merit the coming of Moshiach, speedily in our days.