Israel — a place dear to the heart of God, containing Jerusalem the holy city and the rich history of so many of the saints of the Bible story. The land where Jesus was born, ministered, and was crucified. The birthplace of the church.
God has seemingly chosen the ordinary and lowly people of Israel as a special depository of His grace. How can God better show His grace than to promise it to those who crucified His Son, and are despised by so many who know not the ways of God. Paul tells us that although they are enemies of our beloved Gospel, God is not yet finished with them! Many of the true followers of faithful Abraham will yet be saved. Jesus says he has sheep of another fold, but someday the two will be one. Though she is currently scorned by the proud of the earth, we are to faithfully pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.