1. Tim
    February 18, 2015 @ 9:34 am

    i need a “like” button. Thanks for posting this and taking me back to the ME. With all we see in the world today, it sure makes me yearn for the restoration of all things. Prayers for the peace of Jerusalem and the world at large.


  2. Douglas
    February 18, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

    I was struck as I read this by the priests’ and Pharisees’ reaction – they have found a man who raises the dead (they never seem to dispute this), yet they fear what the Romans might do to them. It seems so backwards. But I guess it’s not so far from where we are when we acknowledge the work Jesus has done in our lives but look elsewhere for security.


    • David Hanke
      February 18, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

      Douglas, GREAT INSIGHT. I feel convicted by the way I acknowledge God’s work but look elsewhere for security. Really well said.


  3. Weber Ivy
    February 21, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

    David, in a way, this story reminds me of the time in the fall of 2000, when I sat under the dome of the Great Mosque of Saladin in Cairo, and our Coptic Christian guide there told us that Egypt is specifically mentioned in prophecy over 900 times in the Bible. There, in the middle of one of the greatest mosques in what is by far the largest Arabic-speaking city, one of the world’s most populous cities in the most populous and influential of the Arab nations, we were speaking freely amongst ourselves of the Word which promised redemption for all that part of our world, just as much as that message is for our part of it. I had no idea that Taybeh even existed before I read this post just now–even though I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land twice in my life. But now that I have heard about it, Lord willing, I want to go now and see Taybeh for myself, if He sees fit to send me there. That’s my dream, anyway–thank you so much for sharing this story with us–I just shared your picture and your story with my housemate, Jack, too–he’s sitting right next to me in our kitchen right now, typing on his MacBook Pro on a snowy Saturday afternoon here in Northern Virginia, even as I’m typing this message into my device. My hope and prayer is that he and my other housemate Tom would come to know Jesus, just as Jesus makes it possible for us to share the Gospel of hope with our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Amen! — Weber


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