At the threshold of liberation, darkness filled the land of Egypt. Yet in the homes of those to be liberated, there was only light.

Light is our true place and light is our destiny. As dawn approaches, darkness shakes heaven and earth in the final throes of its demise. But those who belong to light and cleave to it with all their hearts have nothing to fear.

Even as they fall into the deepest caverns where no stone glimmers, no path yields promise, and all meaning seems unfathomable, even there that light will lead them. It will reveal to them the treasures that lie there, that they must rescue for their own liberation.

All is truly light. For darkness is created to vanish, but light is forever.

Torat Menachem 5742, vol. 2, p. 758; 10 Shevat 5741:6