When Foes become Friends

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7

If you’ve been following recent developments in the Middle East over the past two years, you might have seen the tremendous shift that has been taking place in the reshaping of this region in terms of relations between nations.

It was unimaginable up until a few years ago that Israel would have diplomatic relations with any of its neighbor countries, especially those in the Persian Gulf.

However due to increased diplomatic efforts, and mainly thanks to God’s perfect timing and purposes, a way was paved for Israel to finally enjoy warm diplomatic relations with countries such as the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco. Interestingly enough, these recently signed accords are called: The Abraham Accords. They truly reshape and shift the relational dynamic in the Middle East, and indicates that God is moving mightily in this region.

Another milestone took place earlier this week when Israeli President Herzog was received and greeted with “Hatikvah”, Israel’s national anthem, playing at a royal reception arranged for an Israeli president in Emirati Palace alongside the ruler of UAE.

With God nothing is random, His times and ways are perfect, and He does what He promised and purposed. It was a truly touching moment for us as Israelis to witness this historical moment. God is truly writing history before our very eyes and in our generation, which motivates us to be even more alert and aware of the times we’re living in.