Editorial - Comment

by Joseph Hunting

Whilst April 21st marked the anniversary of the rebirth of the State of Israel according to the Hebrew lunar calendar, May 14th is the day which most Gentiles will remember as the date upon which that memorable event occurred.

Barely three years had passed since the horror of Hitler's infamy in Europe had been exposed to a shocked world. Six months earlier the United Nations had voted for the partition of Palestine and the creation of a Jewish State on the soil God promised to their forefather Abraham nearly four thousand years earlier.

Israel 's initial entry into the Land of Promise was because God was faithful to His promise to Abraham. Their second re-entry after the 70 years Babylonian dispersion was according to the Word of the Lord through His servant Jeremiah. And it was Isaiah who prophesied that "the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left ..." (11:11).

I have no hesitation in declaring that this generation has witnessed the greatest miracle of this century, if not since the final overthrow of the second commonwealth of Israel by the Romans in AD 70.

It has been succinctly said that World War One prepared the Land for the People and World War Two prepared the People for the Land.

Truly, May 14th in the Gregorian calendar is a date to remember as the day God remembered His people "again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left ..."