By Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel
The saddest day on the Hebrew calendar is known as Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, when Israel lost its central national shrine, the holy Temple, twice on the same day 490 years apart!
The cold-blooded murder of millions of Jews and their exile, persecutions and pogroms, to the four corners of the world, are mourned on this day.
Yet Zechariah the prophet predicted this day of mourning will be turned to joy! For many decades, I’ve believed that part of the prophesied miraculous turning to joy will be facilitated when Christians humble ourselves and repent for the many atrocities that have been committed against Jews by Christendom.
We watchmen upon Jerusalem’s walls are living in special times of the restoration of all things.
Yet it is “no secret or surprise,” says Bob O’Dell, co-founder of Root Source, “that relations between Christians and Jews have not been good, to say the least, for close to 2,000 years.”
“We the undersigned recognize the long and horrific history of antisemitic atrocities committed against Jews in the name of Christ. We repent for these actions, pray to God to continue turning the hearts of Christians to true love for His Chosen People, and submit this declaration to the representative of Israel and the Jewish People.”