Mitzvah Challenge: How Great is your Love?
Apr 20, 2020
"For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead." Psalms 86:13
COVID-19 has presented all of us with unexpected challenges. Holocaust survivors can be resilient, however, imagine Sara, a child Holocaust survivor who is following all the guidelines of staying safe and sheltering in place.
Sara, who was in constant fear for her life as a child; who was separated from her parents and family. She knows she is safe, there are no guns to her head now, or guards that threaten to hurt her.
Nevertheless, she is alone in her apartment, isolated… She is reliving the memories of “forced” separations from friends and family as a Survivor in her 80s.
What we have learned about trauma exposure, is that the conditions of uncertainties like COVID-19 may trigger agonizing memories and cause further psychological damage.
As a CW4I Mitzvah Maker, you are truly a lifeline for the elderly on two fronts. Israel's Crisis Hotline and the NOW for Holocaust Survivors program are working to combat loneliness and mitigate isolation by offering virtual conversations, delivering meals, arranging emergency care and medical treatment.
Your Mitzvah Challenge is to love as our Heavenly Father does, with an unfailing love.
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day begins today at sunset and ends tomorrow.
One way to show your love is by sending a blessing to a Holocaust Survivor.
Christian Women For Israel's mandate is to pray, educate, and advocate, to use our voice and influence in support of Israel and the Jewish people, for such a time as this.
Never forget means just that. Let us not get wrapped up in our own suffering. Take time to pause, pray, and take action today.
Thank you for being a Mitzvah Maker and blessing Israel and her people.