I know that Hashem revealed Himself over 3300 years ago in front of millions of people, my own ancestors. I understand that all of Klal Yisroel bore witness to this claim by the recording of the eye-witness testimony and the passing down from generation to generation so meticulously. The very life that they have led and gave up for this belief further validates this claim. Such an event cannot be falsely claimed and this is the only possible reason why it has not been despite the desire of thousands of religions who sought to use the greatest possible claim they could find. But how do I feel it when it happened so long ago?
A look at the following Ramban reveals to us the answer to this question.
Moshe asked Hashem: When Klal Yisroel ask me what is His name – this means when they will ask for evidence of His existence and His hashgacha – what should I tell them? Hashem responded: Why should they ask for this, they have no need for any other evidence for I will be with them in all their troubles; they will call out to me and I will answer them. This is the greatest evidence that there is a G-d amongst Klal Yisroel, close to us whenever we call out to him… (Ramban, Shemos 3:12)
The greatest evidence, in the words of the Ramban, did not occur thousands of years ago, it occurs today and every day of our lives. Why is this greater than any other evidence Hashem would give Klal Yisroel? Because most decisions that we make are with our heart not just with our mind. In fact, the prohibition of not straying from our belief in Hashem is, “And you shall not go astray after your heart.” Our brains can behold the greatest miracles in the world, but if we do not involve our heart their effect will not last. However, when we develop a relationship with Hashem, feeling his involvement in our everyday lives, His existence is internalized in our hearts more powerfully than any miracle in the world. We just have to learn to use this gift. To sincerely call out to our Father-in-heaven and to behold and truly feel His loving intervention in every facet of our lives. Then our hearts will feel His revelation, as powerful as the revelation of Har Sinai, each and every day.
Other parts to this series: Inspiration in Bitachon