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A new Dimension of Love

 When reviewing the explanation of the Alshich Hakadosh on the words in Tehillim of צְרוּפָ֖ה אִמְרָתְךָ֥ מְאֹ֗ד וְֽעַבְדְּךָ֥ אֲהֵבָֽהּ;  I understood it as follows: Dovid Hamelech expresses how Hashem’s words are pure, transparent and articulate and he loves them.  Dovid offers a different perspective on the Tzadik who barely has bread and the Rasha that has wealth.  He says Hashem’s words, are not only pure but they contain within it an invitation of מְאֹ֗ד.  

The Alshich connects the מְאֹ֗ד to the Mizvah contained in Shema to love HaShem “Bichol Miodecha”; which means with all your possessions, or the reality of Middah, measure for measure, or Modah, and acknowledgement and gratitude of all from Hashem. 


But the Alshich says that מְאֹ֗ד contains even more! He says, Dovid Hamelech knows that Hashem’s words are Pure and with מְאֹ֗ד, meaning even the “Yesurin” are Hashem's way of communicating; and in the communication there “IS מְאֹ֗ד in His Words and this is the fact. ”, meaning it is an invitation from Hashem and each person personally to reach beyond whatever our situation is, to reach beyond what seems possible, an existence of “Olam Habba”, an existence that is not limited or defined by what might seem restricted at the surface. The Word מְאֹד is also used in a verse in Ashrei, גָּדוֹל ה׳ וּמְהֻלָּל מְאֹד וְלִגְדֻלָּתוֹ אֵין חֵֽקֶר, describing Hashem's attribute of מְאֹד as Mihulal and is defined as וְלִגְדֻלָּתוֹ אֵין חֵֽקֶר His greatness is unfathomable.


Therefore, says the Alshich, Dovid Hamelech says "I Love Your Words of מְאֹד that have no room for limitations, or the sediment of the shackles related to Un-Godly conversations. I have a choice to hear the words of מְאֹד and reach for so much more, or G-d forbid kick and scream and stumble, meaning become a victim and overlooking a fantastic opportunity.


So when I davened the morning prayers, I realized that Hashem gave us this Mitzvah of loving Him “B’chol M’odecha”, and therefore I used to to seek the מְאֹד in the Brachos of Shemoneh Esrai.  “I want what seems unfathomable in the Bracha of Refuah” , “I want seems unfathomable in Shema Koleinu for what ever I asked for”,  “I want the unfathomable in “a rebuilt Yerushalayim”, “I want the Unfathamoble in Modim”., I want the Unfathomable in Mishpat, I want the unfathomable for the Tzadikim, . And I “want the unfathomable in me” and I am relying on the Mitzvah to love You “B’chol M’odecha”  that contains Your attribute of מְאֹד ; וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת ה׳ אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ בְּכָל֯־לְ֯בָבְ֒ךָ וּבְכָל־נַפְשְׁ֒ךָ וּבְכָל־מְאֹדֶֽךָ  ; It is what I hear as what Hashem wants from me.. It is part of the unfathomable “Ahava” Hashem presents to us every Moment.  


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