Have you ever questioned what your actions would have been during the Holocaust? Would you have been like Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank in her attic, or like Irena Sendler, who risked her life to smuggle 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto? Or perhaps like Corrie ten Boom, who, amidst the darkness of Nazi occupation, held steadfast to her faith and courageously protected the lives of many.
Corrie ten Boom once said, "When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer." In the darkest times, her trust in God as the 'engineer' never wavered, guiding her through the perilous mission of saving lives.
Today, as Christian Women for Israel, we face a different world, but the echoes of the past still ring loud. The question remains: What can we do to uphold the safety, dignity, and freedom of Jewish people around the world? The answer lies not in the grand gestures of history, but in the everyday actions we take to support, protect, and advocate for those in need.
Now, more than ever, our solidarity, prayers, and active support play a crucial role in countering the rise of antisemitism and standing against those who seek to destroy the State of Israel and kill the Jewish people. It is up to us to be the light in the darkness, to be the voices calling for justice and extending a hand of friendship and support to our Jewish brothers and sisters.
As you ask yourself, what can I do? Draw inspiration from the brave women of the Holocaust who saw beyond the risk to the human lives at stake. Harness that same spirit of unwavering courage and compassion as we watch closely as prophetic events begin to unfold in the days ahead.
A Call to Unyielding Strength
In a decisive statement reminiscent of the boldness required in days past, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently took a firm stance, asserting that "Only total victory will allow us to restore security in Israel." Echoing the unwavering resolve of heroes Winston Churchill or Dwight D. Eisenhower, Netanyahu's words remind us that the quest for peace sometimes demands the courage to confront aggression without faltering.
Netanyahu's declaration comes amidst news of Iran closing in on a nuclear weapon threatening the stability of the region. And yet Netanyahu declares "We are on the path to total victory. Victory is within reach," signaling a commitment to the safety of Israeli citizens.
As Christian Women for Israel, life today calls us to ponder our own role. Are we prepared to stand firm in our convictions and support Israel’s right to defend itself? Can we lend our voices to advocate for the safety and security of a nation and a people under threat?
Corrie ten Boom believed in the power of faith during dark times. Now, as we witness new Iranian challenges, her legacy invites us to place our trust in God's sovereignty and to act with righteous determination.
Embodying the Spirit of the Righteous Among Nations
Our actions may not be on the battlefields or in the halls of government, but they are no less crucial. We can support those who fight against evil and advocate for those who seek refuge from war and terror. In prayer, in giving, and in speaking out, we have the power to make a difference.
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus, extending His love to all and championing the cause of justice. Let us be inspired by the strength and bravery of those who came before us and let us rise to meet the challenges of our time with the same spirit of courage and compassion.
Christian Women for Israel is here to mobilize support and prayer for the nation of Israel. We stand with Prime Minister Netanyahu in the pursuit of security and peace for all people of the region.
As we face the complexities of the Spiritual conflicts in the Middle East and even here at home, will you join us in our resolve to support Israel, to pray for its leaders and people, and to be a voice for peace and justice in the world?
A Ribbon of Solidarity Amidst Rising Tensions
We live in a world where support for Israel can incite violence. Just the act of wearing a yellow ribbon becomes a statement of courage. As Miep Gies, Irena Sendler, and countless others stood bravely against the darkness of their times, we too are called to stand firm. The recent attack on a pro-Israel supporter in Nassau County New York by a Palestinian migrant is a stark reminder of the ongoing struggle for peace and the right to express one’s beliefs without fear.
The yellow ribbon, historically a symbol of hope and waiting, now also represents our unwavering support for Israel and the 136 hostages as seen by Montana Tucker at the Grammy's. It's a public declaration that we will not be intimidated into silence. This simple act of wearing a ribbon is our way of saying we remember, we are aware, and we stand in solidarity.
Will You Wear the Yellow Ribbon?
This question resonates more deeply in the wake of violent acts against pro-Israel supporters. It challenges each of us to consider our stance and our willingness to show visible support, even when doing so might carry risk. The yellow ribbon is not just a symbol; it's a call to action, a prompt for dialogue, and a beacon of hope for those who feel threatened or alone in their advocacy.
As Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman pointed out about the migrant who attacked the pro-Israel supporter, "These are not the type of people who come to America like my great-grandparents did, like your great-grandparents and grandparents and parents who came to America to kiss the ground. Instead, they spit on our flag, they trample on our values, and they commit crimes. And they do so at taxpayer expense."
Our response to the border challenges like the crisis in Israel or the war in Ukraine must be rooted in the same Judeo-Christian values that shaped our nation: liberty, justice, and the steadfast defense of human dignity.
In times like these, when showing support for Israel or wearing a cross, the symbol of our faith can be met with hostility, we find ourselves reflecting on biblical prophecies. The Bible warns of times when standing for the cross will not only be countercultural but may come with significant cost.
In Matthew 24:9, Jesus tells His disciples, “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” Such passages compel us to question: Is God preparing us today for such times? Are the trials we encounter now strengthening our resolve and deepening our faith for greater challenges ahead?
It's a sobering thought that our current trials, whether they're personal, national, or global, could be the training ground for future tests of faith. God often uses our present circumstances to fortify us for the path ahead. As we navigate these trials, we are called to stand firm in our faith, to support justice, and to be advocates for peace, just as Esther stood up for her people in the face of impending destruction, so must we.
Today, as we witness violence against those who stand with Israel and as we see the cross becoming a magnet for persecution in many parts of the world, we are reminded of God's words in Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
So let us take heart and find encouragement in these words. Let us prepare ourselves through prayer, understanding of the Word, and the fellowship of believers. And let us move forward with the confidence that God is with us, preparing us for such a time as this.
Limited Offer While Supplies Last: For a gift of any amount, we'll send you two yellow ribbon lapel pins. Wear one. Share one. Let's show that we are more than bystanders—we are guardians of faith and freedom. Together, the lapel pin signifies our pleadings, as we cry out to our Father in Heaven, and to all we meet “Bring Them Home.”
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