I'm often amazed at how blogging connects people from all over the world. Some people truly are friends; we send letters in the mail, and call each other occasionally. Others are mere acquaintances. Still, we touch each other's lives in some way or another, or we wouldn't continue to read.
Not long after I started my blog, I received comments from Anna. I visited her as well, and then sent her a personal email. Long before she disclosed her location, I suspected she lived in Israel. I asked her if it were so. She was truthful, and said "Yes." I also asked her if she was Jewish or Christian. She confided to me that she was Jewish, but wasn't saying anything about her location or religion because she wanted to avoid political issues on her blog. I respected that.
Anna came out about her location and religion last year. Many people have been supportive of her, while others have written extremely rude comments. While it's to be expected from the world at large, it shouldn't be so from Christians.
Ladies, each time I log onto the internet, I read of the terror happening in Israel. My heart fears for Anna and her family. She is due with her first child any day now, and lives in a remote location. I'm asking, Will you please pray with me?
Friday, January 2, 2009