At the ICEJ/ACLI Conference in Washington DC, we were privileged to hear from Israeli Minister of Public Diplomacy, Yaron Gamburg, gave an exciting speech about the history of Israel. In regard to Israel today, he mentioned three key things of which everyone should know:
- Land – As we know, God’s covenant with Abraham promised Israel a land. (See Genesis 12 and 15, as well as other references.) When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, He referenced a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3, Ezekiel 20). Yet, when Israel was reborn in 1948, Israel was far from a land flowing with milk and honey. Yet, Isaiah 35:1-2 tells us that the desert will blossom. That is happening! You see, the land blossoms only when Jews are in it! God keeps His promises to His people.
- People – God’s covenant with Abraham also involved people. Abraham would be the father of the Jewish people. Since Israel’s rebirth, 3.5 million Jews have made aliyah (return to the homeland)! Israel has now overtaken the United States as the most Jewish-populated country in the world…as they should be! God is bringing His people back to their land, just as He promised.
- Purpose – The Jewish people have a purpose: to make the world a better place. Avi Jorisch, author of Thou Shalt Innovate, also spoke at the conference, concurring that tikkun olam (making the world a better place) is part of the Jewish DNA. It is ingrained. Ganburg referred to the Jews as “lights unto the world,” and strive to leave a positive impact.
Jorisch spent considerable time describing innovation in Israel, including all the ways in which inventions are helping people all around the world. We previewed CBN’s latest release entitled, To Life, which documents the worldwide relief work done by Israelis.
It is so important that we share the truth about Israel. Here’s a great way to learn (then tell) about Israel’s efforts to be “lights unto the world.” To see To Life for free, click the link. Check it out, then spread the word!