A Mother’s Spark

A Mother’s Day Tale/Midrash (originally posted Mother’s Day 2015) At the beginning of time, God created the plants and the trees, the Sun and the Moon. God created the animals, the seas, Heaven and Earth and, of course, humans. But, did you know that when it all began, God created a small but powerful spark of energy? God loved this spark. It was so bright, so full of love. It emanated compassion. It actually made God, the protector of all, feel safe and not alone. God brought this spark to Earth after the work of Creation was done. Now, God knew that this spark could not stand on its own. It needed to be put inside of something special – something that could protect it, nurture it and enable it to fill the world with its incredible light. And so God tried to put the spark inside some of the…