Pray for Israel

Picture courtesy of Tablet Magazine (adapted)

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I got some news today in my email.

Terrorists have started hundreds of fires in the past two weeks by sending kites with incendiary materials into Israel and thousands of acres burned. These aren’t natural fires – they are started by terrorists aiming to destroy the Holy Land.

Terrorists have used suicide bombers, terror tunnels, boats filled with explosives, and more to attack Israelis. Now they’re using burning kites and balloons to set Israel ablaze. And it’s working.

All this comes after thousands of innocent Israelis were forced into in bomb shelters last week as Hamas launched hundreds of rockets at their communities. It must stop!

Israel and her people do not want war, and we’re trying everything to avoid war. But as the terror gets more intense, the Israeli people are realizing that we very well might be on the brink of war.

As a citizen of Israel myself, I can tell you that we live between wars. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, the Holy Land is protected only by God, the brave Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), The Media continues to Censor the truth, Please pray for the first responders desperately fighting to contain the fires. - Yael Eckstein. International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

As we pray for Israel today and the peace of Jerusalem I have a small story for you to remember. I read a story today about a young boy on an airplane who happened to be sitting next to a seminary professor. The boy was a diligent Sunday school student, and he was in the middle of reading a take-home newsletter. The professor, noticing the boy’s choice of literature, decided to engage the boy in conversation. He said, “Son, if you can tell me one thing that God can do, I’ll give you a big, shiny apple.” The boy thought for a minute and replied, “Mister, if you can tell me something that God can’t do, I’ll give you a whole barrel of apples!”

Those who know God know that He can do anything. He Lives! Worrying about things in our lives is a form of functional atheism it is like saying there is not a Huge, Almighty, powerful and merciful God who loves us. I know God, I love God, so I am not going to worry - I am however going to pray and then Trust Him. Join Me in praying for Peace for Jerusalem, and for the firefighters!