Our hearts are heavy for Rachel, marking 100 days since her son Hersh's kidnapping by Hamas. This stark image, with '100' on masking tape, is a painful call to action in a world where we vowed "Never Again." Yet, such deep-seated hatred persists, infiltrating even prestigious institutions like Harvard University, where Jewish students filed a lawsuit accusing it of allowing its campus to become a “bastion” of rampant antisemitism.
This echoes the timeless struggle against hatred and discrimination, reminiscent of the biblical story of Esther. In her, we find inspiration to stand against such injustices. As the Christian Women for Israel community, we are compelled to act, embodying Esther's spirit in advocating for justice and truth.
Our commitment is twofold: to sign the petition for October 7th as the “World Day Against Antisemitism” and to stand in solidarity with Hersh and others being held hostage. This Sunday, let's mark the 100 days with masking tape displaying '100,' uniting in our stand with Israel, resolute in our stand against hatred and praying for Hersh and all the hostage's safe return.
As Christian Women For Israel, we, modern-day Esthers, placed in our communities "For such a time as this" (Esther 4:14), are called to make a difference, guided by God's design. Our role is to pray for Israel, educate about its significance, and support the Jewish people.
In closing, let's carry in our hearts supernatural shalom and love, and remember Psalm 122:6, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May they prosper who love you.'"
Our Prayer for Today:
Lord, in these challenging times, grant us wisdom and courage. Help us to be bold like Esther, standing for justice and truth. We pray for peace in Jerusalem, protection for Your people, safety for Hersh and the hostages, and an end to antisemitism. May our actions reflect Your love and compassion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Shalom and Love,
Christian Women For Israel
And as you join us in praising the Living God for the miracle of the modern-day state of Israel, we pray you’ll renew your own resolve to bless Israel and the Jewish people by giving a generous gift of support.
May God bless you for being a blessing to Israel and the Jewish people