I have an insatiable appetite for everything WWII. Maybe because both my parents were in the war. My mom in the Pacific Theatre as an Army nurse, my dad 101st Airborne, involved in D-day. A decade or so after, my dad died due to his war wounds. So I guess old war footage is kind of a connection, to the dad I was too young to remember. One day recently I was watching an old war footage show, the subject was on the Holocaust and the Warsaw ghetto. I was aghast in seeing one photo, showing some high ranked Nazi standing inside a Catholic church. It was also apparent that he was there attending the service. The camera shot was taken from the side of the church, it showed the priest giving communion to some parishioners, the still shot also showed the altar, and the cross with Jesus. I paused the show to wrap my brain around the oxymoronic scene. How strange, a Jew hating Nazi who is exterminating Jews, is willfully attending a worship service for a JEW! I was thinking hey Nazi boy, don’t you remember Sunday school? Christmas plays, where friends played Jewish Mary and Joseph? Maybe read the Bible? This Nazi was deeply involved in annihilating a people because of their religion. Yet worshiping someone of the very same. Tell me that isn’t crazy. Obviously the Nazi could not see the forest for the trees.
So take the millennium we now live in. Despite our advancements in technology, humankind still can’t see the forest for the trees. Anti-Semitism is at an all-time high, all around the world. Sixty some years ago Americans were celebrating the re-establishment of the state of Israel. Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and other Hollywood stars were staunch supporters. Presently, according to PolicyMic.com, who posted comments written at The Guardian. Tweets that were published from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Meg Ryan, Dustin Hoffman, Elvis Costello, Julian Moore and others who were all calling for boycotting Israel, And who lives in Israel? Jews! So Hollywood Jews and Gentiles are joining forces against Jews. Sounds a little like the Nazi mentioned above doesn’t it? Unable to see that proverbial forest for the trees. As the Bible says, there is nothing new under the sun, and anti-Semitism has been around for thousands of years.
Jesus came to fulfill the law; He also came to establish a new covenant. In both cases Jesus is the same Jew, yesterday today and forever a Jew. If you are “in” Christ, you are the seed of Abraham, and a Jew too. Galatians 3:29