When I arrived home I sat down at my desk to work and looked out the window. It's a clear day here in HaGiva HaTsarfatit (French Hill) and I can see Samuel's Tomb, located up on the hill. What a job Samuel had, trying to mediate between the King of kings and the king of Israel.
It wasn't so long ago that Netanyahu faced off with the previous leader of Kadima, Tzipi Livni. This occured around the same time as the Obama/McCain election. Our congregation in Kansas spent many hours praying for Israel first, and then for the elections happening in the United States. The results were a surprise for us, but when we pray, "Your will be done", we must trust in His goodness and sovereignty. We know He is at work, and He wants us to partner with Him in every way we can. As you pray for the upcoming US elections, keep Netanyahu and the Knesset in your prayers -- pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
If you don't fully understand this shift, here is a helpful video from Ron Cantor (www.messiahsmandate.org) about what is taking place with this remarkable coalition and why it means so much to Israelis.