Going to Israel feels a lot like going home. Possibly because it is where my Savior lived and died and where I will one day dwell with Him for all eternity. That might have something to do with it.
“And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.'” Revelation 21:2-4
What a day that will be!
For decades Israel and Palestine have been in a pretty intense war but, as I’m sure you know, it has recently intensified into a “very dangerous escalation of violence” according to an Israeli official. Thankfully, as of today, they have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire. That’s better than nothing.
Israel needs the prayers of the saints. Scripture calls us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem in Psalm 122:6, and I am asking you to do just that. It is the most important thing we can do.
Download and share this Insta art as a reminder and call to action:
((To find out more about the Middle East conflict, watch the video below))
“Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to ‘love your enemies’ is the only way to peace in the Middle East.”
This book is an incredible story of the relentless love of Christ – and I highly recommend it.
Will you join me in praying for Israel?