A Christmas Carol for Gaza

In the opening days of this new war in Gaza, Al Jazeera has reported from Israel that a religious Jewish woman had told them, "The messiah needs to come." All the talking heads of the news networks and all the politicians of the world could not have said it more eloquently, nor succinctly. No one can unravel this Mideast mess. Unlike previous contests, religious extremism has ruled out reason as a moderating agency. Our politicians are too afraid to prepare us for the inevitable conflagration. They dare not admit it to themselves. Zech 12:3 I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. Maybe, as the Jewish woman suggested, the messiah really does need to come. Or rather ... come back! That Jewish woman, indeed, had spoken more profoundly than she had realized; and certainly more profoundly than the Muslims of Al Jazeera had realized. While the Jews have rejected Jesus as Messiah, they at least know a Messiah is necessary...(Read Full Article)