An incredibly moving article appeared a couple of days ago in the huffington post. Ronnie Edry, a graphic designer, is an unlikely peace activist, but along with his wife Michal Tamir, he created a website and Facebook page “Israel Loves Iran”.
I don’t think there is too much trust for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has said Israel is a ‘cancerous tumour’, but there is an amazing work of God going on in Iran. The growth of the church there is, from first hand reports, amazing. And our identity in Christ takes precedence over all other identities. I am not first of all Scottish, British… Iranian, Jewish, Arabic, Spanish… American or whatever. I can have no identity that comes to close (to quote someone else) ‘I know a person in Christ’.
If a straight line is drawn from the Israel of the OT to the Israel of today (harder to draw a straight line through the true Son who was called out of Egypt) how faithful is the Israel of today to the covenant? In faithfulness they were promised that they could retain the land. And any gift we receive from heaven is to be shared.
I do appreciate while there are Israel-haters in power that there are major political issues regarding defence, but this crazy movement is another sign of hope (and tied to the blog(s) on extremes a sign that God is not at work simply within the Christian fold).