Interview with Rabbi Tuly at Kingdom Connection Part 2
September 24, 2019
We feel a mandate at this ministry to comfort God’s people, especially in their time of warfare. The Bible teaches us that love is more in what we do than what we say, and we are committed to showing our Jewish brothers and sisters that we love them as God does, and we are here to bring comfort in their time of need.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. – 1 John 3:18
Our media here in the United States is not reporting on the daily attacks the Jews are facing in Israel each and every day. The people in Israel know they must be engaged and ready to deal with terrorism day in and day out. As you walk through their towns, passing by schools and playgrounds, everywhere you go, you see bomb shelters. From the youngest of ages the children are trained and know that when they hear the alarms go off, they have 15 seconds to make it to safety. When the sirens sound, they have to get to the bomb shelters.
It’s one thing for children to learn to take cover under the stairs or in the basement because there’s a tornado; or to drop, cover and hold on when there’s an earthquake—these are natural disasters we all face. But imagine living in a literal war zone where the only explanation for the danger you face is the cruelty of man.
Rabbi Tuly shares the story of his own family running to shelter recently after hearing the air-raid siren. After the siren ended and they knew it was safe to come out, his 10-year-old son looked up and asked, “Father, why do they hate us so much?”
The Jews have been asking this question for generations. It’s the same question Rabbi Tuly’s own father asked his grandfather who survived the Auschwitz concentration camps. But the beautiful reality today, is that Rabbi Tuly could answer his son and say, “They don’t all hate us.”
We are answering the call of God to stand with His people; to stand with Israel, especially now in this time of renewed warfare and attack. Today the Jews have this double comfort from the Lord. As Christians, we are called to be a voice crying out in the wilderness. We are called to comfort God’s people, not only with the message of forgiveness, but with love and encouragement. We’re meeting their practical needs, consoling their emotional trauma, and redefining the relationship between Christians and Jews.
For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings. – Romans 15:27
This mission to Comfort My People is rebuilding a community, replanting literal trees and life, and restoring hope and joy to the people of Mevo Modi’im. We believe that God will prosper and bless those who support and stand with Israel … especially when they are under attack.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. – Psalm 122:6