The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 13, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter for Israel and Palestine

— Leaders of both countries most likely are surmising the possibilities of advancement as the Easter Season approaches; for themselves as well as the country they represent.

Is there any real guarantees of success offered to each individual leader and country?

Yes. “And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the hart of thy seed, (children), to love thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul that thou mayest live.” (Deut. 30:6) A guarantee of life? Certainly.

Next, a guarantee of prosperity.

 “And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of the body, and in the fruit of thy land for good; for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good; as He rejoiced over thy fathers.” (Deut. 30:9). How do they obtain the promise listed above?

First, “Turn, O back sliding children saith the Lord for I am married unto you; and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you until Zion.” (Jer. 3:14). “And  I will cleanse them from all their iniquity wherein they have sinned.” (Jer. 33.8)


By bowing their heads, asking Jesus to forgive them of all their sins, and apply the blood that he shed on Calvary to their hearts. That simple? Once you have seen the need to do so, that simple. He is more willing to forgive you than you are to repent.

Actually, Israel and Palestine are the children of two brothers and share the same great grandfather. My invitation to the two nations: Return unto the God of your fathers and each of you will surely see the path of being reconciled. Why not?

William Roger Smith