The Holy Land is literally blowing up. Rockets from Gaza into Israel, bombs from Israel into Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians fighting in the streets.
Whenever I see this violence escalate I’m reminded of a trip I took years ago with my father to Israel. One day I had coffee with an Israeli at a coffee shop in an incredibly quaint part of Jerusalem. Not long after we returned home to the United States, that same coffee shop was on TV having been blown up my a suicide bomber.
I met people on both sides. They were good, kind people. But if you get divided enough, it doesn’t matter how smart or civilized you might be, there will be violence.
Pray for peace both in Israel and here. The same storms of division that disrupt Israel are happening right now in our own backyard.