Photo Friday: Swing the Sickle, for the Harvest Is Ripe
Stand for Israel | May 27, 2022
“Swing the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe.
Come, trample the grapes,
for the winepress is full
and the vats overflow—
so great is their wickedness!”
in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
in the valley of decision.
The sun and moon will be darkened,
and the stars no longer shine.
The Lord will roar from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;
the earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the Lord will be a refuge for his people,
a stronghold for the people of Israel.” (Joel 3:13-16)
In this photo taken at the turn of the century – the turn of the 19th century into the 20th, in the year 1900 – a settler in Jerusalem works the Holy Land of Israel atop Mount Scopus.
As the people of Israel prepare to celebrate Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim), let us rejoice that the Holy City still provides a refuge and stronghold for God’s people. Shabbat shalom, friends.