Recently we were surprised to see the announcement for a church seminar on the customs of the Jewish people. Their calendar, language and of course their history have been of interest to us for a long time. The two hour seminar flew by and Jonathan and I were both feverishly taking notes. Israel is truly unique among nations. Isn’t it interesting that its people are pretty much the only ones with the ability to trace their linage to the creation and they constitute the only nation to be “resurrected”? (We also heard for the first time from another attendee that Christopher Columbus could have been Jewish–and it happened to be Columbus Day that day.)
The peace of Jerusalem appears at times to be an impossible request to ask for and yet asking for this is something that we continue to be reminded is necessary. For updates on the current events of Israel (rather than sifting through the news or newspapers though it might be of use if you have time), I would like to recommend subscribing to the weekly email newsletters put out by Joel Rosenberg.
Take courage and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray also for the peace of those who seek it’s peace. The Lord reward you.