Sunday, April 19, 2009

What I learned in Israel...

Walking through the Old City of Jerusalem within the walls. Typical day of shopping for these folks-welcome to their Wal Mart, Kroger, and Mall where pushing, price negotiations, fast moving carts, and raw meat hanging around is all allowed! Did I mention I LOVED this part of the trip?!

Of all the things that I learned in Israel and continue to learn now that I am home, this is the one I can not forget-the PEOPLE.

I have a friend that prays for the people of Israel. She and her husband own a series of DVDs on the country. I have to admit, I thought it was strange to own such DVDs but as I watch them, I get it. Children are being groomed to hate. It is actually part of their education. That is sad to me but the hardest part for me is that these people live in the Holy Land. Only 2% of these people are Christians. I listened as my husband talked with our tour guide who professed to be a Christian. He was baptized as an infant. It is just what they do. He was born in the Holy Land, they live there, it is everyday for them, so it seems as if they have their ticket. But I know, "it is by faith we are saved" and that "no man can come to the Father (God) except through me (Jesus.) We can't earn it, we can't live in it, we can't inherit it, we have to chose it and ask for God to forgive us our sins(disobedience toward him) and be the Saviour and Lord of our life. There are so many I wish I could do this for, but I can't, and neither can you. It is a decision each of us have to make. I am praying for these people, that they may know! Praying for you too if you want more info-drop me a line. I would love to talk with you!


Rice-Kristi's Treats said...

God laid it on my heart several years ago in be in prayer for Israel. Thank you for reminding me to continue to do that. I want to hear all about what you experienced there.

Rena Gunther said...

This pierced my heart!

I didn't know you went to Israel. Thank you for this powerful reminder to pray for Israel.