40~ the number of years wandering in the desert. The unbelieving generation died and the next generation inherited the promise. A new start. A new life.
40~ the number of weeks of gestation of a human baby's birth. A new start. A new life.
40~ the number of days that Moshe fasted and was on the Mountain, receiving the Torah, the covenant, the renewal of the promises made with Avraham. A new start. A new life.
40 days with The 2 Spies are not nearly as significant as those listed, but the hope is all the same for the readers. Aliyah. A new start. A new life.
The 2 Spies are many. We have come back to the Land. We made a decision for the future generations. We changed the destiny of our children and grandchildren. We are watching as the next generations grab hold of the promise in such beautiful and natural ways. Their fluency in language and culture. Their ability to rejoice in their G-d. They are a part of the fiber of this Land building it and helping shape the future. Their roots are going deep, never to be transplanted again.
There is a place in the Land for every Jewish person. It already has your name on it. It will remain vacant until you make the decision. We are waiting. Let us know when you are arriving. We will meet you at the airport and rejoice at your homecoming. A new start. A new life.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God." Zechariah 8:7,8