When a follower of Messiah Yeshua experiences a connection and call to Israel, then it only makes sense that God would send her to China. Well, it may not make sense in our way of thinking, but that is exactly what happened to Georgina Saunders! As she learned by experience, her time as a teacher in China strengthened her in many ways, and taught her many lessons that would be essential in her journeys to Israel and other places she followed the Holy Spirit’s leading. As each journey unfolded, she gained a new appreciation of her connection with God’s covenant nation of Israel, and an understanding of her identity as part of that nation!
Georgina’s experiences have taught her much about proper perspective about her identity in Messiah Yeshua and how that impacts her daily life. Perspective is exactly what Barry Phillips and David Jones discuss in their midrash, and having our Creator as the center of our perspective is the message in music we hear from Mason Clover and Jimmie Black.
The reason Jerusalem was destroyed in the 1st Century, according to Luke 19, was because the people did not recognized the time of their visitation.We live in a time similar to 1st century Israel in that many people, the people of God even, are missing what God is doing in and through His people Israel in our time. Many people are distracted by the chaos, confusion and noise of our modern world. This should not be case for God’s children! God’s light and love is being shown and shone into the entire world. The “time of our visitation” is what we at the Nations’ 9th of Av like to call, the “time of our invitation!” God is inviting us to be a part of His grand plan of redemption. Shine God’s light into the world around you, and watch as the darkness is pierced, for surely, as the Prophet Isaiah said, “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you!”
The Nations 9th of Av invites everyone to join and be an active part of what God is doing in the world today. We are preparing now to observe the 9th of Av – the annual day of mourning by the Jewish people – on July 17-18 with a 25-hour video prayer and worship event. Visit us at www.9-av.com to learn more and join our email list.
Embrace the past to transform the future of Christian-Jewish relations. Stand with Israel! Together we can make a difference.
At 95 years of age, Georgina Saunders has a few stories to tell. We cover a few of those stories in this three-part interview! Among the amazing things we learn is that Georgina’s intimate walk with the Lord began at about the time many people are entering their twilight years. Her life was already eventful and fascinating before then, but the real adventure began when she surrendered her life to Yeshua, embraced an enduring love of Israel, and made herself available to her Redeemer to go where He directed. As we learn in this show, that commitment took her immediately to the ends of the earth!
One thing we hear in Georgina’s story is a willingness to stand alone in service to her King. That’s a topic Barry Phillips and David Jones explore in a midrash they call, “Stand Alone When Necessary” – a message with echoes in the music of Will Spires and Melody Joy Cloud.