I want to know about the heart of our Jewish brother Gil. He was so open in saying how fearful he was when he first met Ruth. He shared tonight that if she had mentioned the Name of Jesus within the first year of meeting, he would have run away – fast! Instead, what has developed is a deep love and respect between the Hebrew teacher and the British-Canadian student, who also happens to be a grandmother. Gil shared how he and his wife, Leah, want their five little children to know that Christians are not their enemies. Both Gil and Ruth are shocked at how much we have in common. The greatest hope is that both the Jew and the Christian await the coming Messiah!
Tonight, we worshipped together and talked a little about our week. We saw an old film clip of Rabbi Kabbahla, who in the 1960s rallied a call to his fellow Jews to simply love one another!
Tomorrow we go as a group back to the Old City.