Yesterday marked Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. Today, the heroic faces of the survivors of the most horrendous tragedy in human history are old and worn. The faces that still exist to tell their experiences, sadly will not be around for the next generation to know personally.
It is still inconceivable and hard for me to believe that a first world nation in the modern era could justify and carry out the murder of six million people whose only crime was being Jewish. Even after this, the world was still apprehensive in granting the survivors a Jewish state.
Recently, I looked up the total number of people who died in all the US wars to establish, protect, and secure the United States of America. The number – 1,354,664. The total wounded – 1,498,240. The total is 2.85 million.
Consider now six million Jews murdered, not over 240 years but within 5 to 6 years. Morally, as well as spiritually, we can have only one response to this atrocity – to support one hundred percent a Jewish State within the God-breathed borders He promised.
Questions that must be answered by the nations and the Christian community:
Why is it acceptable since 1967 – among most nations including the US – to give consideration to those whose stated purpose is to annihilate the Jewish people – “from the river to the sea”? Why is it acceptable for the majority of churches to be, at best, indifferent to the Biblical promise that this land would one day be restored to the people God chose in the place He also chose? There are innumerable Scriptures referring to this physical restoration. There are many more questions we need to answer as Christians – Christians who claim to believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God.
It has been the dream of HaYovel to change the narrative of the Christian Church to stand firmly on the promises of God. If we believe that 1948 and 1967 were miracles from God, then we also must believe that God is moving in this generation. If God is moving right now, it would seem right for anyone who calls themselves Christian to recognize this move.
“I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the Lord your God.” (Amos 9:15)
You and I have the opportunity to step away from the sin of indifference and embrace the move of God. It is time we make a declaration of faith and stand with Israel and with those who have suffered for the sake of God’s Name.
Together, let’s begin now together to change the narrative.
President and Founder, HaYovel