Saturday, March 8, 2008

God's Heart Just Broke

I know it just happened a couple days ago, but it's taken me some time to be able to talk about it. In case you haven't heard, 2 gunmen entered a library at a Jewish Seminary in Jerusalem and opened fire, killing 8 and wounding about 35 more. I read this while I was at work on Thursday, and tears just fell down my face as I felt such pain in my heart. I understand that this doesn't catch God off guard, but I can't imagine it hurts him any less. And while Jesus warned us that there would be wars and rumors of wars in the the last days, I don't believe for one second that his heart doesn't break for His people. So I join with the thousands of mourners in Jerusalem and Israel and cry out to God for the peace of Jerusalem. Maranatha!

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.
For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, 'Peace be within you.'
Because of the house of the Lord our God
I will seek your good."
~Psalm 122:6-9