Remembering back to June 2014, Israel was under rocket fire. The tolerance and morale of Israel was being worn down slowly. The attitudes towards our Arab citizens were changing for the worse despite many trying their best to avoid the feelings. Driving with my 8 year-old son one day I was cut-off by an Arab driver forcing me to take avoiding action or we would have been involved in a nasty accident.
I instinctively made a reference to the other driver as an Arab and my son immediately retorted, “Mom! Don’t talk like that. Not all Arabs are like that! There are also Arabs that love us.” I looked over at him saw the disbelief on his face at my actions. He told about a visit by school psychologists that very day who explained the difference between Hamas, the IDF and Israeli Arabs.
He finished his story with the phrase, “Not all of them hate us and want us dead!” I was taken aback and accepted the lesson he recounted without a word. Later as I reflected on what he had said, the words of Yeshua in Luke 18:17 became clear to me.
“Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” Luke 18:17