Thank you so much, and have a blessed Christmas!

You have always given me the feeling that I am not alone, that the people of Israel are not alone.

By Anat Schneider | | Topics: CHRISTIANS, Christmas

My dear friends!

Over the past three months, my mood has changed often, just as the weather changes daily. It started with great heat outside and inner unrest about what was happening in my country. The gloom and grayness that autumn brought with it continued within me. And it became a storm of emotions, like the winds blowing outside, with tears flowing from me, like the rain constantly changing intensity.

During these three months, you were one of the anchors in my life, giving me a feeling of well-being and joy. Every single one of you.

The many emails I received from you, the encouragement, the prayers, the support, the solidarity, the calls or even just a kind word on WhatsApp have lifted my spirits to heaven. And even physical visits from people with a real hug. All of this helped me get out of the slump I found myself in from time to time. Even if the war is not over yet and no one knows what tomorrow will bring.

But this is the right moment to thank you for helping me lift my head. You have always given me the feeling that I am not alone, that the people of Israel are not alone. You helped me believe that there is still love in the world. You helped me to remember to look to heaven, and not to forget Who I can trust and Who is always at our side. The one God Who is always within us and fills our lives with hope, love, comfort and light, even in the darkest moments. The Messiah lit this light.

So I wish you God’s light and heartfelt blessings for Christmas. Be cheerful and happy these days, hug your families. The truth is that I would love to spend time with my whole family in a house in the snow-capped mountains, to enjoy being with my family – away from everything – in a new atmosphere without war. But deep in my heart I know this moment will come.

Until then, I wish that this Christmas fills each of you with even more love and even more faith, because love and faith must grow. And from the bottom of my heart I want to thank each of you. Thank you for who you are. Chag Sameach – A blessed Christmas and festival of lights!

With love,

Anat

 

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2 responses to “Thank you so much, and have a blessed Christmas!”

  1. Lennie Joensen says:

    Merry Christmas, dear Anat and Aviel and the IsraelToday bunch. Thank you for Great articles!
    I’m also depressed because of what has happened to Israel, a country and a people that I feel a strong connection to. Many years ago I stayed some days in the moshav, and it was fantastic! Except for the fact that I was put up in the same room as my dad – we were visiting from Denmark, because my dad wanted to help the moshav with furniture making – and he snores like a grizzly. This was in the mid nineties, and one night I couldn’t sleep because of his snoring, so I went outside and sat in the dark. In the distance, I could hear machine guns. A few meters away there was a bomb shelter with rocket holes – from Saddam.
    It is my wish that not ONE IDF soldier will die for the rest of the war, that Bibi will stop listening to Biden(!) and all hostages will be able to walk out in some miraculous way.

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