There are few places in the State of Israel that inspire a person more than the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The Bible unravels in all of it’s beauty throughout the Land. However, when one travels south, one sees a wonder of a completely different kind. This is the dream of David Ben-Gurion that is coming true in front of our eyes. It is the prophecies of the prophets who foresaw that the Land of Israel would give fruit. Yes, out of a desert – there would be fruit and sustenance for the entire world.
Turning the Wilderness into a Flowering Paradise
“G-d will console Zion ..and He will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of G-d. ” Isaiah prophesied and the prophecy is happening now.
It thrills me time and time again to see the Jewish People change from a people to a nation. For centuries Jews wandered to the far corners of the earth. They weren’t connected to land. In many countries they weren’t even allowed to own or cultivate the land. With the return of the Jewish people to their homeland, this vital connection was restored. We may be living in a hi-tech era but the connection to land remains a crucial part of being a nation. And thus a nation was reborn.
The verse actually tells us that this is a consolation for Zion. The return of the Jewish people gave Zion purpose. The land of Israel and the Nation of Israel’s destiny are intertwined together. If you watch the faces of the people in the video, you’ll be able to that spark of purpose and excitement. And maybe Zion’s spark of excitement is showing up in the incredible fruits and vegetables it’s producing.
The prophet Zechariah saw that in the future the streets of Jerusalem would have old people walking alongside children who play in it’s streets. This is fulfilled every day of the year. This and so many other prophecies are coming true in front of our eyes. If only we don’t shut our eyes from the miracles….