"naomi's question of the day" is a new feature of the Nishmablog featuring a question for you to ponder, extend and/or respond to through your comments.
May 17, 2011
It is written in the Shmona Esrah of Shacharit -- "We thankfully acknowledge that You are the Lord our God and God of our fathers forever."
What has happened has happened and cannot be changed (transformed) --
why isn't it written that you will be the God of our sons forever: something that is to come, that is unknown and hoped-for.
Because what has occurred is not an anticipated gift -- and what has happened cannot change.
Wouldn't it be a greater blessing -- and doesn't blessing refer to what is coming -- to say that God will be the God of our offspring?