It was a scorching day. The sun beat down as we explored the desert fortress of Masada. We learned about battles and victories, sacrifice and defeat. It was only fitting to see an IDF fighter jet sneaking across the desert horizon as we watched in awe.
The people of Israel have a rich and complicated history. For many, this flag is a symbol of home and freedom. For others, it is a reminder of the battles they have fought. Either way, it should remind us that nothing comes without sacrifice.
May we remember that the gospel is a flag that waves high over the entire world. The gospel is a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice and a proclamation of the victory he won on our behalf.