The Sabbath Torah Portion – Vayiggash (And He Approached)
The entire portion is Genesis 44:18—47:27
The Bible Through the Seasons follows those Jewish traditions that divide the portion into thirds.
This year, we read Part 2. Genesis 45:28—46:27
Schnorr von Carolsfeld – 1860
Jacob receives a comforting and wondrous vision from God during the night. This is the seventh time that God has spoken of the covenant—twice to Abraham, twice to Isaac, and now the third time to Jacob. Jacob is reassured about the promises of the Lord; he will see his son Joseph before he dies.
Respect the power of the night. When you awaken during it, turn to the Lord who wants to share with you the intimacies of the covenant God offers to you in Jesus through the Spirit. All the great revelations that God made to patriarchs and prophets are gathered in Jesus. The Lord wants to speak to your heart and tell you of the love, plans, and promises held out to you. Take time to listen to God with a pure, open heart—day or night.
Saturdays are dedicated to the Sabbath Torah portions
read in synagogues throughout the world.