In Your Gates, Jerusalem

Stand for Israel  |  May 18, 2023

Israeli school children celebrate Jerusalem Day, May 20, 1974
(Photo: GPO)

I rejoiced with those who said to me,
    “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
    in your gates, Jerusalem.
(Psalm 122:1-2)

On Jerusalem Day, the people of Israel not only mark the city’s reunification after the Six-Day War, they also honor the Jewish people’s eternal Holy City, walking through the same gates and standing on the same stones as King David did thousands of years ago when he celebrated Jerusalem in song.

In this photo, school children in 1974 Israel celebrate the reunification that occurred just seven years before. Today, may we all rejoice with God’s people throughout the ages, saying “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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