Today-January 27, 2018 is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yad Vashem Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

I took this photo in 2014, when we visited this museum. It was a most moving and informative experience.

Today is Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to remember the millions of Jewish people across Europe who perished in the concentration camps of the Nazis. A day to listen to those survivors who are still bearing witness to their experiences in the face of the evils of the Shoah. A day to strengthen our resolve to end all hatred and anti-Semitism. A day to realize that no matter what colour our skin may be, what country we were born in and now live in, what language we speak, God is the Creator of us all, loves us all, and in response to this love, calls and gifts us to love one another. A day to pray to God to help us all to continue to grow in this love in thought, word and action.

If there is a Holocaust Remembrance Day Service or event in your community, I encourage you to attend.

Letters to David

Over at the Jewish-Christian Relations website, my friend and founder of the site, Fritz Voll has translated a heartfelt work called Letters to David, by Friedrich Gölz, a German theologian and pastor, who wrote these letters to his grandson named David. You can read some of the letters here. If you are fluent in German you can also read the complete 240 page e-book available online free here.
I want to publicly thank you Fritz for making this wonderful resource available to us. God’s blessings and shalom now and always.