The rabbis interpreted that the Jews escaped Egypt at the very final moment. The slaves had descended to the 49th of the 50 gates of deprecation.
Had we lingered a minute longer we never would have emerged as a people who were destined to enter the Promised Land.
Ascending in the darkness of slavery was an act of faith. Maintaining a glimmer of hope enabled us to climb up one freedom rung.
As dark as the winter nights are, as dangerous and as uncertain as our own lives may be, we must continue to see the part of the road that is already illuminated.
A future strewn with possibilities is an optimism that we can endure.
Do not wait one minute longer to make your ascent.