Today is the Day

I am joining with katemotaung.com for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

The prompt is:

decide

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Today is the Day

Today is the day to decide
Not to stay silent in the face of injustice and hatred

Many learned a lesson they never wished they had
Some seventy years ago

Many stayed silent,
Thinking they would be safe

Many were slaughtered

Yet those who lived
To preserve themselves
Still lost their dignity

The shame that comes with regret
Is immeasurable
It’s reach insurmountable
May the blood-stained silence
Never prevail again

A people consumed with self-preservation and fear
Will not stand against that which kills your neighbor

Yet in not standing for your neighbor
You lose the essence of your humanity,
The ability to be free and whole
The ability to love

If we do not love our neighbor as ourself,
We do not love our Maker and Creator

May we learn from those who lived through such darkness
To love our Maker,
To love our neighbor
To not remain silent today

Link for Sharing: http://desireisrael.com/2016/04/02/today-is-the-day/

Do Not Be Silent

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 24: Silence

When the poor suffers
The peoples cry out
When injustice is prevalent on every side
Nations lift their voices
Yet when Israel suffers,
the world is eerily silent

Every time
in
Every generation
when Jews suffer
those standing against injustice
fall strangely silent

Every generation
when Jews suffer
the blame games begin
The lies of Jew hatred are told

Another generation
of the descendants
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob suffer loss

So few care
And so many justify
This vile loathing

Over and over and over again
Hatred of Israel rises and falls

Today Jew hatred
is rising again
A tide of anti-Semitism
is slowly overtaking
and we must fight back

We cannot remain silent
We cannot stick our heads in the mud
or cover our eyes and ears
and ignore Israel’s situation

A Jewish nation is treated
as Jews have been treated
Over and over again

This hatred is the same
and we must stand against it
with our voices, our actions
and our lives

Join those who are awake
and willing to stand
on Israel’s behalf

The following links are worth watching/reading:
Netanyahu’s 45 Seconds of Silence at U.N. Oct. 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllqrXMkDWo

Netanyahu Full Speech & Transcript at U.N. Oct. 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQp8XZc8bv0

Deafening Silence Op-Ed
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/10/15/terrorism-israel-deafening-silence/

Link for Sharing: http://desireisrael.com/?p=167

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Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

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Awaiting David’s Son

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 20: Temporary

One thing is sure
The G-d of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps
and he does not forget his promises
and he cannot be unfaithful to his covenant of love

Israel’s momentary afflictions,
and turmoil
and difficulty
will cease

Israel’s future is bright
Jerusalem will shine
like a lamp that burns
with the salvation of her G-d
Zion will be bright with righteousness

All G-d said will be done
Nothing will stop what
The King of the universe,
The one G-d of heaven and earth
The one G-d of all creation will do

The Holy One of Israel
will keep his promises to Israel
He will finish what he started
with this people

G-d will see his people through
He will deliver Zion
Every word he spoke
will be completed

The earth will see
The deliverance of the sons of Zion

The creation awaits the day of Mashiach
All the sons of man will see
and know
and comprehend
when David’s son comes

All will see
and know
and glorify the Holy one of Israel

Wait,
with hope
and anticipation
and longing
for that day

For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, For Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. Isaiah 62

Link for Sharing: http://desireisrael.com/?p=159

ChaiIsrael

Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
with

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and

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Love = Do Not Be Silent

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 7: Love

How can we stand with
and love the people of Israel
in these days and this time?

How can we NOT BE SILENT
as the majority were
just seventy years ago

We must lift our voices
We must cry out
We must sound the trumpet

In these days, in this time
We cannot stand and watch
anti-Semitism go unopposed
It is not an option to be SILENT yet again

May many in this generation lift our voices
with and on behalf of Zion,
Jerusalem, the Jewish people

May we make a choice and do what is right
May we be righteous in the sight of G-d and man
May we stand with Zion and Jerusalem
and Israel in days of crisis
and tell them
Love, life, hope and deliverance are coming for Zion
and all Israel

Shortlink for Sharing: http://desireisrael.com/?p=61

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Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

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Coming Home

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 5: Home

In reflection of the terror of the last few days and and with sadness over the loss of mother and fathers in the Jewish nation.

When will this land be teeming with life?
When will the light push the darkness out?
When will life be greater than death?
When will the G-d of life be seen for who he really is?
When will the G-d of Israel be glorified as the true & living G-d?

All the nations will look and see
As the G-d of Israel upholds and saves his firstborn nation
All will comprehend when Messiah comes
All will see and know and bow low

Merciful G-d, please help your people
Please show your lovingkindness to your people
Call her home
Bring her into the depths of
the knowledge of your heart
and your ways

Shortlink for Sharing: http://desireisrael.com/?p=46

ChaiIsrael

Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
with

What is Write 31 Days?

and

31 days of five minute free writes :: 2015 edition {link-up here}