Daily Zohar # 3693 – Balak – A donkey story
Rabbi Pinchas was with friends on his way to visit his daughter, who was ill. She was the wife of Rabbi Shimon. He was riding his donkey, and while on the way, he saw two Arabs. He asked them if in this field arose a voice from old days of the past. They said; we don’t know about the old days, but from our times, we know that one day bandits that were robbing and killing people in this field were about to assault some Jews on this path, but in the distance, they heard the sound of this donkey that you ride on that brayed twice. A flame of fire came together with the sound and burned them, and these Jews were saved. Rabbi Pinchas told them, Arabs, that you will be saved today from other robbers that await you along this way because of the merits of what you told me.
Hashem makes miracles for us every day. The ‘miracles’ that we are aware of are the ones that actually half a miracle. If one gets involved in a serious accident and comes out with a few scratched, he can say, I experienced a great miracle. The car is a total loss, but I have only a few bruises. The bigger miracle is the one that arrived at his home safe without any road events.
Another lesson is that when a person helps others, he actually help himself because whatever support he gives to others, he receives the same rewards.