Of course, we have been distraught over the violence and war currently in the Middle East, between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Last week, when the bombings and attacks were escalating, I was upset by what Fox News reported regarding the lack of response and support shown by our President.  According to the report,  the leaders of 5 nations, including England, Germany, and  France called Prime Minister Netanyahu to pledge their support, before our President decided to pick up the phone.  

So, I called my friend, Rabbi Martin Katz (pictured above), who is the Director of Just One Life, a non-profit social services agency in Israel.

He told me that Orthodox Jewish synagogues across our nation were holding 24 hour prayer vigils.  He assured me that they were trusting God to defend and protect Israel. I asked him how I should pray  and he told me to “say” Psalm 121 and 130 out loud every day.  Then I turned to the Bible and found these words:

“I lift up my eyes to the Hills,
From whence cometh my help
My  help comes from the Lord,
The Maker of Heaven and Earth.
 
The Lord will keep you from all harm
He will watch over your life
The Lord will watch over your coming and going
Both now and forevermore…
  
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
For with the Lord is unfailing love
And with Him is full redemption
He Himself will redeem Israel”

(Ps 121: 1,7; Ps 130:7,8 NIV)

In light of the current circumstances, these ancient words gave me chills….

Thank God for the orthodox Jewish people like Rabbi Katz in the United States.  Because of their faith and the prayers of Christians, not only is there hope for Israel, there is hope for our country too!

Just One Life provides pregnant Jewish women in Israel professional counseling and financial assistance, empowering mothers who may be considering terminating their pregnancy, to have their children.  They have helped to save over 14,000 babies in the past 25 years.  BMCFerrell has been pleased and blessed to support this wonderful work.  What greater way is there to defend Israel, than to help bring Jewish children into the world.  We encourage you to participate in this wonderful charity.  Please visit Just One Life or call 1-800-238-5513, and make a donation today.  Rabbi Katz will be so pleased that you did.

Ben Ferrell