By Amy Zewe—
This week the United States of America celebrated and remembered one of the most influential figures in the 20th century—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His activism from the pulpit and in the community was about truth, love, and freedom. He did this with wise and focused words, non-violent protests and marches, and with solidarity to various communities outside his own. Particularly, we must remember that Dr. King was a true ally of the Jewish people and a supporter of Israel. He was in fact, a Zionist.
This week America also celebrates Inauguration Day, an event that demonstrates our democracy with each new President elected. Usually, some portion of the American citizenry is not necessarily celebrating the victor on Inauguration Day.
As we look to honor the past this week through Dr. King’s legacy and as we look forward to the change of administration in the executive branch of government, many Americans are concerned, if not fearful, about the atmosphere that will take place in the US as well as throughout the world as a new era of foreign policy may begin.
Many folks who follow our news, teachings and partner ministries here at the Jerusalem Connection are concerned about the place Israel will hold in the new administration. The Trump administration was a true friend to the Jewish people and to the nation of Israel. The entire Middle East celebrates the peace accords and agreements as well as the tough stance on terrorism our outgoing administration accomplished.
Let us continue to pray diligently as our new administration takes hold and policies are reviewed.
I like to remember that while we have strife in our nation regarding things such as race relations among other differences, Dr. King found unity with the Jewish people and supported the nation of Israel as he saw similar oppression and enslavement experiences between both peoples. Dr. King was also a learned theologian. He knew well the Jewish people and Israel were and are part of God’s holy plan.
And I would like to leave you with a quote from Dr. King to help you if you have any fear or worry in your heart this week:
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” -MLK, Jr.
Let us meditate on Dr. King’s words as they are appliable to a variety of situations we find our world in—from political happenings, race wars and hostilities, and even antisemitism and agents of destruction against Jewish people worldwide and the nation of Israel.
We here at the Jerusalem Connection Report will be vigilant in observing the happenings in Washington D.C. as relative to our continued fight against antisemitism, BDS, and as we continue to provide comfort to Israel as part of our ongoing mission as Christian Zionists.
May Leave you with one some words from our Lord,
For I am about to do something new. I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
Shavua Tov, have a great week.