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made us thankful
we can’t live without it
Everywhere you go in Jerusalem there are walls. From beautiful stone walls meticulously laid thousands of years ago to mangled razor and barbed wire walls thrown up in anger. Much could be said about these walls. Mention the term and you will likely find yourself in a heated discussion. Some would credit the recent construction of walls with stopping suicide bombers, while others would point to these same walls as evidence of oppression.
One of the most significant walls in the world is in Jerusalem. The 3,000 year old Western Wall is the only remaining structure from the Jewish Temple. Stretching a mere 187 feet, this wall serves as a constant reminder to the Jewish people that they are fragmented, scattered and (seemingly) still without their promised Messiah. The cracks in this wall contain the written prayers of thousands. Night and day, prayer warriors storm the gates of heaven from the base of this wall.
Walls have always been a major part of Jerusalem’s history. 2500 years ago Isaiah prophesied about men who would be placed on these walls, men who would be in constant intercession on behalf of Jerusalem.
“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; and give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” (Isaiah 62:6-7)
Walking through Jerusalem you can almost hear the cries from these watchmen. If you listen above the cars and buses, above the tour guides, above the vendors, above the arguments and violence…on top of Jerusalem’s walls are the prayers of the appointed watchmen, “Come Lord. Restore Your people.”
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