Pray for the Peace Of Jerusalem

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem signAs Secretary of State Kerry gathers Israeli and Palestinian Authority representatives for another set of “peace talks” in Washington D.C., a major consideration will be Jerusalem, D.C. (David’s City). Jerusalem has been the historic capital of Israel and the heart and hope of Jewish people everywhere, for over three thousand years.

The Palestinians are Arab-speaking immigrants to the ancient, Biblical land. They have never had an independent state or capital anywhere. From modern Israel’s re-birth in 1948 to the Arab-Israeli war in 1967, the West Bank (aka Biblical Judea and Samaria) was under the sovereign control of Jordan (as was East Jerusalem). Gaza was controlled by Egypt. During the 19 years of Jordanian and Egyptian occupation of these areas, neither Arab nation considered giving any territory to these Arab brothers, to form their own country. Israel has been the only entity willing to negotiate with the Palestinians on this issue.

Now, the U.S. seems intent on forcing Israel to divide their land with the Palestinians and possibly deploying international “peacekeepers” in the Holy City. How much better if we will follow David’s plea and “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6).

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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