Hope you’re having a great day!
… We recently had “one of those days”.
It was Friday, as we were preparing for Shabbos.
Our refrigerator died!
Not very good timing! I frantically started calling repairmen.
“Earliest we can be there is next Monday’.
Fortunately, we have the nicest next door neighbors.
They were off in Israel.
But their front door lock is a combination which they share with everyone on the block.
Sorry. It’s only for our block!)
So we transferred everything to their refrigerator and freezer.
And we were able to borrow two small refrigerators for our house.
… Things finally stabilized enough for me to go out before Shabbos for a jog.
And I started thinking.
The first thing that came to my mind?
“Thank G-d we are made better than refrigerators!”
It was the compressor that went.
And it’s considered like the “heart” of the refrigerator.
Just like the heart pumps oxygen?
The compressor pumps refrigerant.
Ours was around 12 years old.
And that’s considered a long and fruitful life for a compressor these days!
Like they say?
“They just don’t make things the way they used to!”
… Having a refrigerator die is not pleasant.
But sometimes it’s what it may take to appreciate our “compressor”.
Beats (on average) 100,000 times a day!
And pumps 1900 gallons of blood a day!
So when we hear our refrigerator kick on?
It’s the compressor.
And it’s a good time to think…
Thank G-d some things are made the way they always were.
Thank G-d for things made in Heaven!
All the best,