Daily Zohar # 3707 – Balak – To share a miracle
Referring to the miracles of the trees and the spring (see #309 above), he says, see the work of the Holy One Blessed be He that blessed this way. He planted not just one tree, but three huge trees with branches spread to all sides. Let it be the will of the heavens that these trees and this spring stay in this place forever. Until this day, the trees and the water spring can still be found in that place. The people call it the place that Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair initiated.
Rabbi Shimon and his friends experienced a miracle and praised Hashem for it. Even though they continued their way and had no need for the trees and sprint, they asked the heavens to preserve the place so others that pass by that way would benefit from the trees and the water spring.
Righteous people always think about others. There is a story of a righteous Rabbi that visited a town and as he was leaving with a train, he waved goodbye to the people that escorted him to the station. While waving, a glove fell off his hand outside the car. Since the train was already pulling out of the station, he immediately threw the other glove outside. His assistant asked him why he threw the glove and the righteous Rabbi said, I don’t have use for one glove, and the one who pick up the other glove better have the pair.
“וַיִּשָּׂא אֶת עֵינָיו וַיַּרְא אֶת הַנָּשִׁים וְאֶת הַיְלָדִים וַיֹּאמֶר מִי אֵלֶּה לָּךְ וַיֹּאמַר הַיְלָדִים אֲשֶׁר חָנַן אֱלֹהִים אֶת עַבְדֶּךָ.”
“And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, “Who are these with you?” So he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”
Esau, the wicked, that came to meet and kill his brother Jacob, lifted his eyes to see the women. Jacob knew his brother’s intentions, and prepared his family for the encounter with Esau. Jacob put the maids in the front with their children. Behind them was Lea followed by her children. Then Joseph and Rachel at the end. Jacob himself was at the front.