I am sure you are following the events taking place at the United Nations carefully! Times are tense – especially with the request for Palestinian statehood supposedly being brought to the table today by Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian authority.
The situation is grave and becoming more complicated by the day!
In an editorial this morning in the New York Times, the author wrote,
The United States and its partners should put a map and a deal on the table, with a timeline for concluding negotiations and a formal United Nations statehood vote. The proposal must be bold and fair and backed by the Security Council and the Arab League. And they need to help sell it to the Israeli and Palestinian people — not just politicians.
I believe statements and positions like these are at the heart of why peace has been so elusive and difficult to achieve. It is a terribly unrealistic statement and tragically simplifies the problem. The statement shows little understanding of the culture, values and history of the people involved. I am not offering any suggestions for a solution, but I know that demanding a quick resolution that ignores the volatility of the situation will not work! The above suggestion treats the parties like children.
This is why it is so important at this moment to call upon the Lord to help and give wisdom to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinians. We know that peace will ultimately come when the Prince of Peace – Jesus – reigns on His rightful throne as predicted for thousands of years by the Jewish prophets… but we still need some type of solution today that will minimize the mourning of both Jewish and Arab mothers whose children are killed because world leaders cannot solve their problems by anything other than violence – especially utilizing terror attacks on innocents!
It is especially important for every follower of Yeshua the Messiah to pray for the peace of Jerusalem… and to pray today that some degree of peace, or at least the temporary cessation of violence might be possible!