Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches (Likutei Moharan I:64) that Hashem created the world in order to reveal His mercy, because if He hadn’t created the world, He would have no one to whom He could reveal His mercy.
What do we learn from Rebbe Nachman’s teaching? We come to the conclusion that if Hashem created the world and all the creations therein in order to reveal His mercy – and you and I are His creations – then Hashem created us in order to have mercy on us and to show us His mercy.
With this in mind, we all must tell ourselves:
1) Hashem created me in order to have mercy on me and to show me His mercy;
2) Everything that happens in my life from A to Z is a result of Hashem’s mercy on me.
3) Since everything Hashem does is mercy for me, I have to thank Him for everything that happens in my life.
That's what Purim is all about - Hashem does fantastic miracles and saves our entire nation from annihilation, not because we deserve it, but just to show us His mercy. May Hashem perform unfathomable miracles for us this Purim, which is this coming Saturday night and Sunday (Sunday night and Monday in Jerusalem) and may we all rejoice on this exalted and holy day!
For those who are fasting today, blessings for an easy fast.
Guide for the Purim-Perplexed: To make life easy for our readers, especially those who are newcomers to observant Judaism, Breslev Israel and the Beams have prepared a day-to-day guide for celebrating the joyous holiday of Purim. Click here for to see your day by day and mitzva by mitzva guide, which is easy to read and clear to understand.
On a lighter note, Walt Disney illustrator Ken Becker made me a Purim costume - he turned "Uncle Sam" into "Fetter (Uncle in Yiddish) Lazer" - look at what will soon be appearing on the windows of all the military emuna recruiting offices: