Saturday, September 16, 2006

remember Israel

The latest Jews for Jesus update shares the depression going on in Israel at this time. It also asks for our prayers.
Israel has just come through a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon and no one there seems to think it went well. There is no confidence that any lasting peace will result from this war. Israelis prefer peace, but most felt that this fight was a necessary defence against terrorist attack. When the much-celebrated Israel Defense Forces did not perform as well as expected, the resulting sense of vulnerability seemed to create a collective sense of depression among the population. Many blame the current government. I met with five different pastors from Haifa, where much of the shelling took place, and several said that worship services seemed subdued and the people discouraged. This is a time for the people, especially the believers, to remember the promise of Scripture, "Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:4). Please pray for the nation to turn their eyes to Him and look to the Lord for help through Y'shua.

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