Why is Jerusalem such a conflicted place when it comes to our national direction? There is this feeling and has been since 1967 that if we just give on something then we will reach acceptance with our neighbors and the world. Of course we know this is not the case. Cutting away Jerusalem is the equivelent of slicing someone’s heart in half and expecting it to still function normally. The World knows this and so it pushes us to freeze building even in the heart of our Nation.
Building is the expression of a Nation’s health. When we build we are telling the World that our dry bones have indeed come to life. Where we build flips the area from death to life. Our neighborhoods are vibrant and alive brimming with families, learning, and culture.
We have come back to our capital city and in the process fulfilling the words of the prophets who have said that once again there will be people in the streets of Jerusalem. We have a lot of work to do before our heart is completely healed, but if we want our Nation to be strong, both in the physical the spiritual, building in Jerusalem is non-negotiable.