The Bloodline

Many, if not most Jews don’t adhere to the teachings of Moses or God. So if it’s not religion that makes  them Jewish, what is it? Blood! All Jews are descendants of Abraham and Sarah.

A Baptist and a Catholic marry and their families war and break up the marriage. What makes one family baptist and one Catholic? Not blood! It’s a choice they made.

What makes an American Indian, one of 600 tribes, an Indian? They didn’t choose to be Indians! They were born an Indian. It was not their choice and they were driven off their land just like the Jews were. The Jews were driven off in 598 BC, the Indians 1830 AD.

Push Shteiner lived in the old city of Jerusalem as a child and has fond memories of the kindness of the Palestinians until one day the UN voted for the land of Eretz Yisrael to be divided into two independent countries. Overnight her life changed. Her father beat up the next day on his way to teach school, after an Arab siege on the old city, with Jews taken captive or evacuated. The old city was torn in two and claimed by the enemy. The year was 1948. Push was seven years old. Push and her family were driven from their home and their land.

Renia Spiegel was a talented writer at 8 years old, born in Poland. A normal, happy little girl describing her life in a diary she began writing in the third grade. The year was 1939 when she began chronicling her short life with poetry and words beyond her age, as the German and Soviet armies invaded her homeland. At 18,  Renia was murdered by the Gestapo and her short life done. Renia, removed from her homeland by death.

Both accounts are harrowing to read as an adult. I can’t imagine living that terror as a child!

Matthew 15:16-20: "The heart of man is inclined to evil by nature, which is why humanity has behaved as it has throughout history."

Jeremiah 17:9: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

Find comfort in Jesus and His Word.

But in keeping with God’s promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 2 Pet 3:13

I can’t wait! How about you? The earth will never be at peace until Jesus comes. Are you looking up and are you ready? You can’t help what you were born, but you can help in Whom you believe!


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