Monday, March 12, 2012

"Land for Peace" Is A Lie

More than 200 rockets have rained down on Israeli cities just in March alone  from Gaza-- land Israel won in a defensive war-- and land on which thousands of Israelis lived.  In an gesture of peace-- Israelis were moved by their government off that land and it was given to Palestinians.  Israelis left working greenhouses and businesses ready for Gazans to take over and earn a good living from.  However, the greenhouses were destroyed along with the synagogues... and now rockets are being fired from Gaza against Israelis.

One side wants peace; the other wants the total obliteration of Israel.

Coveting is one of the big Ten that G-d warned against.  He Himself says Israel belongs to Him.

Please pray with me for the peace of Jerusalem and the rest of Israel.

Pray for the peace that lasts-- that does not come through political machinations-- but through hearts transformed by His love and mercy.  No one should have to live under this kind of bombardment.  Baruch haShem that these attacks are not as murderous as the perpetrators hope.

Hugs, tears, and prayers,   Beseder

Exodus 33

11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. 

וְדִבֶּר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה פָּנִים אֶל-פָּנִים, כַּאֲשֶׁר יְדַבֵּר אִישׁ אֶל-רֵעֵהוּ

Exodus 33 is  my favorite chapter  in the Bible.   I can't read it without  tears coming into my eyes.  Somehow I know this is the kind of relationship G-d wants to have with each of us... an intimacy where we  speak to one another, face to face.  
I know I  am not Moses... and I know I am not leading  millions of people through the desert, but my need for Him , His voice, His comfort is just as great.  
When I hear Him say, 
יד  וַיֹּאמַר:  פָּנַי יֵלֵכוּ, וַהֲנִחֹתִי לָךְ.14 And He said: 'My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.'

all is well inside.
No difficulty is too great.
My peace is restored.

He is the G-d of all comfort-- the One Who loves me, the One Whose love I need above all.

He is the One Who sent me here-- Who called me to Himself-- and Whose face I am looking for above all others.

May His Voice and Face be more important to me than anything else every day of my life... and may He give me the strength and faith to wait quietly before Him each day.