In the mid-1800s, a dream began to coalesce that changed the course of history. It emerged in Russia and spread to Eastern Europe where the most beleaguered Jewish populations of the world lived.
The rebirth of the nation in 1948 happened so abruptly, the world almost seems to have been caught by surprise. Most watching the situation unfolding in 1948 didn’t think Israel could survive the birthing process.
“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have mercy on them.”
“Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,
And declare it in the isles afar off, and say,
‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,
“When . . . I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.