Happy Birthday, Israel

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of modern Israel’s birth

On May 14th of ’48
(against the backdrop of much hate),
the promised land was realized
as Israel was born.

Another exodus occurred
in keeping with God’s holy Word.
Survivors of the holocaust
escaped a living hell.

So to “The Land” the homeless came,
an ancient homeland to reclaim.
A dream come true provided hope
for these who’d been dispersed.

Where David reigned (Jerusalem)
was in the headlines once again.
A city of shalom for all?
Well, only time would tell.

And so this week as we recall
the Jews return to ancient walls,
we pray for peace where war has raged
since Abraham arrived.

  • “Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return and come with singing unto Zion and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads…” Isaiah 35:10