Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Psalm 122:6-9
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.   Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.  For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.  Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

Isreal is in the news again.  Having visited Israel, I have seen first hand the foolishness returning to pre-1967 borders would be.  We visited a kibbutz in Galilee and one of the ladies told us about how they had to farm with armor plated tractors because the Syrians were constantly shooting at them and we walked through a bomb shelter and passed many more on the kibbutz, they frequently had to use them also.  We really cannot imagine what this kind of life would be.  They were simply going about their everyday business, but being shot at!  You see, the Golan Heights are large hills and the Israelis were living in the valley, at a huge tactical disadvantage.  Can you imagine with the advanced weaponry available now, they type of damage they would be able to inflict?

It seems that most people forget that Israel was attacked without provocation and in my opinion, won the land they now claim more than fairly.  They thing that was so sad to me when we were visiting is that many Israelis would willingly give the land back for peace.  They are tired of living in a state of unrest/war.  They are tired of seeing their sons and daughters serve in the military.  Everyone, male and female serve in the Israeli army when they turn 18.  They are tired of never being able to let their guard down.  There are metal detectors for you to go through in many public places, including the mall.

The big problem, though is that really only one side wants peace.  The terrorists really don't want peace and because they are terrorists, who do you negotiate with????????  The only thing that will "bring peace" in the terrorist eyes is the annihilation of Israel.  No land swaps will bring peace because that will mean Israel still exists.   Gaza is a prime example of the "peace" Israel will get for any land they give up.  They will simply have an enemy closer to their door.  An enemy I might add that is willing to blow up school buses and innocent people!!!!

Please pray for the peace of Israel and for wisdom for our leaders!!!

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