Hi dear ones and thank you for stopping by for a look Inside Israel today. God bless each and everyone of you, as you pray for Israel and J of Jerusalem. Now, here’s J . ..
Greetings in The Name that is above all names, Jesus Christ, Yeshua h’meshiach. He is Lord and in Him is Life and peace.
As we drove home from shabat dinner at Philippe and Liora’s tonight, the streets were much quieter then usual. Two bus loads of soldiers passed us and a trailer carrying an army tank followed behind. It is now okayed for the call up of 75,000 troops. It had been a good and comforting evening after our first real exposure to attack. Shortly after the shabat horn sounded we heard the surreal sound of the siren wail through the air. I stopped in my tracks trying to process what I was hearing…was it really an air raid siren?? Jerusalem was ‘supposed’ to be ‘off limits’ of air attack, being the place that is literally crammed with sites ‘holy’ to Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam. My mind had trouble grabbing on to it, but indeed it was an air raid! ‘Get the gas masks’ I yelled to my husband (he had stored them so neatly in an upper closet far from my reach). ‘No…wait…they are not using gas…they are using bombs…don’t go to the sealed safe room…go to the shelter…’ As I said that I heard the sound of neighbors in the hall way. They were running down to the shelter. ‘Do you have the key?’ they yelled to me? ‘It’s got a pad lock and our key does not work!’ ‘We don’t have a key’ I answered. They stood there with the lock in their hands and then ran up the stairs and down again. I watched people running outside. ‘We are supposed to have our meds, important papers, survival stuff, all in a backpack’ I said to no one in particular. I didn’t feel TOO stupid. No one else had prepared it either. We ran around some more. The siren stopped. We all stopped. Some people were still running but I went back into our apartment. We turned on the radio, computer and tv. What had happened? Was it a drill? No. They said that 2 rockets had landed in open areas.
I thanked The Lord for His safety and went on preparing to leave. I heard gun shots in the distance.
It was comforting to be with our friends. They had raised their children through the Gulf war back in the 80s when Saddam Hussein was attacking Israel. He is a nurse and has finished his army time. They raised 5 children, the youngest of which is now in the army. (Mati is his name, for prayer) Their son in law, Stephen, the father of a one year old, was called up for reserve duty today. (I will list other names for prayer as the days go on) Their youngest daughter works as a security guard at the large shopping mall. She told us of the special training that the guards were receiving right now and explained that the briefings that they received said the immediate threat for the Jerusalem area appeared to be violent riots, bombs and kidnappings. Air attack had not been high on the list. Much of which was shared tonight is very interesting but is really ‘sensitive’ information and it is not wise to share via email.
My roll in all of this is to share what I witness and I want to be faithful to that. Please refer to these sites for news as it happens so that you can pray into it
I am falling asleep as I write. I will share with you the ifi prayer notes from today and I intend, Lord willing, to write tomorrow. Please pray for special comfort for our daughters and their families as they have so recently left the country and I am sure that it is difficult for them to be so far away at this time. Please pray for them to be at real peace and draw near to Him. Thank you for your faithful prayers. I send our love. Thank you for standing with us for HIS PURPOSES AND GLORY ALONE. Love, your sis