Terror Can Occur Anywhere

Monday, June 13, 2016 |  Hananya Naftali

Imagine yourself going out.

You sit in a restaurant with your friends, the waiter is coming to take your orders. There is always that one friend who takes forever to decide what to order, but he finally decides to go with the special.

You sit, talk and enjoy one another’s company, and then suddenly you hear gunshots. You look around and see dozens of people, like you, that came to the restaurant to hang out with friends or family and have a good time. But now they are running for their lives.

One hides in a refrigerator, another lies down pretending to be dead. You see a mother grabbing her baby and running out of the restaurant, desperate to save that treasured life.

What is the value of life? Can someone buy another’s life? Can someone take your life because he wants to? Life is expensive, nobody is empowered to take it from you. Life is precious.

Those terrorists don’t know the value of life. While we mourn as a nation and cry with the families that lost their loved ones, Palestinians in the West Bank celebrate our deaths, handing candies to kids in the streets and educating them that killing Jews is a good deed worth celebrating.

Killing a human being is like killing a whole world. It’s emotionally killing the family, the friends, and what if this human being had a bright future? Imagine the family he could have had, the kids he could’ve brought into the world.

This is a call to pray for our enemies. Blindly they believe that Israel is bad and that we deserve death. But, hey, we all deserved death…until Jesus came to the world, and took our sins on the cross. They need to be loved and they need to know Jesus.

Pray for your enemies.

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