May 5: From Death to life: Memorial Day

Survivors and soldiers who liberated the “camps” agree that neither words nor pictures can communicate the horror and the unfathomable hatred of man against man.

But the story doesn’t end there.  As we remember those who died, we must also remember those who gave their lives to comfort and to save them.  Even in the midst of the darkness God was working, bringing the dry bones to life.

 Ezekiel 37:4-8

Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.


Palestinian families leaving Galilee in late 1948
Palestinian families leaving Galilee in late 1948

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