Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A LOVE LETTER, OF SORTS

Yesterday I received a comment on my blog, SOMETIMES IT’S BETTER TO JUST READ A BOOK, about the end of days, from a dear, dear friend.

Chavah and I met online years ago after she read one of my ‘shalom from Jerusalem’ emails during the intifada. Somehow those emails traveled around the world and I ended up with many, many new and wonderful Christian friends. Men and women who, over the years, have become part of my family. People who have cried for me and worried about me and prayed for me and mine. And I am, and will always be, grateful for their love and their prayers.

So, why am I writing all this? Yesterday, Chavah wrote a comment. And I heard her fear. And I heard her love. And I started to answer her, thinking I would write a sentence or two. You know, like, thanks for writing, don’t worry, we’ll be fine, love Marallyn.

But, as I wrote, I realized that I did have a lot to say and many deep feelings about the issue. And, instead of simply sending her a reply, I decided to blog it. Here is my letter to my wonderful, dear sister, Chavah.

I read and re-read your comment, and I know that we’ve talked about this many times. But my friend, the bottom line is this: if the story were reversed and I told you that the end of days was coming and your only chance for survival was to become a Jew... could you turn your back on Christ in order to save yourself?

Because, as frightened as I may get along the way, I can't accept your Christ. Not to save myself or for any other reason. Whatever is going to happen, the Jews are and always have been G-d’s chosen ones. And, whatever His plan is will have to unfold naturally.

And, one more thing...terrible things have been done to Jews simply because they were Jews.

In all of history I do not remember people being tortured or killed or forced to convert to Judaism.

I don't remember Gentile or Muslim people afraid of a pogrom simply because they were not Jews.

I do not remember Jews passing laws to evict non Jews from their country and sent to wander and look for another place that would take them in.

My friend, all I hear is how loving Islam is...and how your religion teaches turning the other cheek and love.

We don't preach,we don't look for converts. Ask anyone who has tried to convert to Judaism and they’ll tell you what a difficult road they had to travel.

Yet, no one can stand us.

I kinda picture Heaven like the Old City of Jerusalem. There’s a Jewish Quarter, a Christian Quarter, a Muslim Quarter, and instead of the Armenians maybe we’ll have Buddist/Taoist Quarter. Works for me!

I do believe that G-d counts every tear and that our breaths are numbered from the first one to the last.
So, let’s hold hands and walk into the sun together.

Have a great day…stay safe…and thanks for dropping in.

13 Comments:

At 4:40 PM, Anonymous the guv said...

Positively wonderful. As are you !

The Guv

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous neshie said...

re your latest:

Gut gazogt!

Nesh

 
At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always think of the Jew that have converted to Christianity as the cream of the crop:)

 
At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always think of the Jews that have converted to Christianity as the cream of the crop:)

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear anonymous...thanks for reading and thanks for writing...israelies who leave israel and move to other countries are called 'yordim'...'gone down'...you call them cream of the crop...i'll call them yordim...stay safe

 
At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww but you see Jesus Christ is God who came to this earth in human form for the sole purpose of sacrificing His life on a cross to save ALL of mankind (Jews included) from the penalty of the wrong that we all do. That penalty is eternal life after death in hell. I certainly don't want to whined up there!!! I always tell folks I'd rather look pecular and have faith that Jesus Christ saved me from the penalty of my wrong doing than to die this moment and find out that hell was where i'd be forever and ever.

Check out John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in Him will NOT parish but have everlasting life.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jews are not God they are just HIs chosen people just like me (a gentile) so you cant reverse it and say what if being a jew...there is NO comparison.

Jesus Christ made me "A Chosen" Too!!!
Ever heard of the Trinity???

God the Father = God

God the Son = Jesus

God the Holy Spirit = the Holy Spirit

Crack open the old testiment its all in there and prerequisits to truth are in the Old Testiment. Jesus was fortold in the Old. He became real in the New!!!

Thanks for reading and hopefully posting!!!

Stay safe and i'm praying for you and your fabulous family.

Didn't want to be anonymous.

Hi my name is Sheila.

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom sheila!!! thanks so much for writing...where are you in this world of ours? i really appreciate your comments...thanks for reading my blog and for writing...the only thing i can tell you is that when the smoke settles and if we are still standing then we'll be a lot smarter than we are today...stay safe

 
At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shalom

First of all there is an error in my first comment...it should read crack open the New Testament...

I am in the most dangerous part of the USA. The BIG state of TEXAS!

We have a mutual friend in the man John Little. I bumped into him on the net. His blog is fantastic!!!

I am visiting Israel in December and cannot contain my excitement.

I truelly enjoy reading your words.

Thanks so much for posting my comment. I'm new at the whole blog thing and haven't gotten the hang of some aspects of it.

Take care and stay safe.

Sheila

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear sheila...please let me know when you are here as i would love to meet you...ahhhhhhhhh texas...one day i'd love to visit your state too...finally john...he is such a special and wonderful human being...a true gentle soul and i am thrilled to call him friend...don't worry about the blogging business...we are all novices here...shabbat shalom...thanks sooooooooo much for writing...i look forward to hearing from you again...stay safe

 
At 7:50 AM, Anonymous Chavaleh said...

Did I start this discussion or did you? No matter, it's a great discussion. I'm glad Sheila from the great State of Texas, and my next door neighbor, decided not to remain anonyamous as she is right-on with her scriptures, as well as the fact that because of Jesus, she and I are also "chosen ones". Chosen to be a light to the nations (Isaiah 49:2) and chosen to spend eternity with Elohim and His beloved Son,Yeshua.
Shalom u'vrakhah!
Lots of Love
Chavaleh

 
At 7:58 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear chavah...i think i started the discussion 'this time' with my blog but the truth is that i always love debating with you and now with sheila et al...the one thing we have to keep in sight is that we are all God's children and we come in many shapes and colours...my friend paul a very religious christian from buffalo new york says that heaven has many rooms and that we can come visit each other...hmmm wonder what's for lunch ??? stay safe...smooches

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shalom Marallyn and Chavaleh

I cannot even fathom what heaven will be like. Surely CornBeef will be on the menu though.

I read the music will be amazing and the streets are such pure gold that they are transparent.

I just hope I have enough riches stored up there to throw at Jesus' feet.

Which brings me to the lottery...

How much money was that again?

I know exactly what i'd do with that kind of cash...has everything to do with those riches i'll be throwing at Christ's feet.

Spreading the news of the gospel plain and simple.

When I come to Israel i will be with a very large group from my church. Not sure i'll be able to stray very far, but I have thought about seeing if the Pastor would escourt me to a meeting of internet friends in the hotel lobby or something. Of course our itinery is very full and my purpose there is not for socializing.....hmmmmm I wonder....

Ya'll are fabulous!!!
Thanks for the words!
Thanks for reading!

Praying always for your safety,
Sheila


chavaleh, we are neighbors??? Where do you live?

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear sheila...and maybe pecan pie??? pls write me your email address so we can talk...
you can reach me at marallyn@gmail.com a sweet shabbat and thanks for writing

 

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