After a long stomach infection, one of our staff members ended up in a hospital in the north of Israel. While he is doing well and recovered nicely, he did end up spending three days in a medical facility where most of the very caring nurses and doctors were Arab or Bedouin. Several had served in the Israeli military and were proud of their service.
One lovely Muslim nurse talked to our staff member about the healing properties of different plants. Since they were talking about God using plants to heal, our missionary shared about the ultimate healing for the nations, which will come from the tree of life (Revelation 22:1–2). The nurse’s response was very positive; our staff couple’s belief in Jesus intrigued her.
We pray for this attitude to spread among other Muslim Israelis and Palestinians.