Ever found yourself receiving a package that wasn’t meant for you, prompting a swift “return to sender”? It’s a simple act, yet profoundly symbolic of a journey many of us face in life—realizing we’ve veered off course and need to turn back to our original sender, Yah. Similar to the symbolism of the Sankofa bird representing the importance of returning to our roots to fetch what we’ve forgotten or lost along the way. We have to complete the action and actually “go back” which requires a full about face or turn. This act of returning back to the source isn’t about admitting defeat; it’s about recognizing when our walk has been corrupted and making the conscious decision to turn back to The Father – where we truly belong. “Repenting means that you are TURNING TO Yah”

Hebrew word for REPENTANCE:

TESHUVAH –  תשובה tav/shin/vav/bet/heh 

Repentance, or “Teshuvah” in Hebrew, embodies this very concept. Teshuvah (תשובה), which literally means “return,” offers a deeper insight into the nature of repentance. It’s not merely about seeking salvation through confession; it’s an active process of turning back to Yah. This Hebrew perspective underscores the action required in repentance— a deliberate pivot back towards Yah’s direction. Scripture emphasizes that true repentance isn’t just about acknowledging wrongdoing but involves a tangible step: turning to Yah, signaling a proactive return to alignment with the divine will.

The Anatomy of Repentance – HOY Insights

Reference Sabbath Message video: TRUE REPENTANCE

Thus, repentance is essentially a “return to sender,” a journey back to Yah, the One who sent us. It signifies our willingness to abandon paths that lead us away from our spiritual home and embrace the route that brings us closer to our divine origin. By understanding Teshuvah, we grasp the essence of repentance not as a mere act of contrition but as an affirmative action towards reuniting with The Creator. In this return, we find not just forgiveness but a renewed sense of purpose and belonging, reaffirming our place in the divine narrative. This only happens when we give ourselves over to The FATHER.


“Repent yee therefore, and bee conuerted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shal come from the presence of the Lord.”

ACTS 3:19 (KJV, 1611)