Despite the war between Hamas and Israel, a diverse group of Christian leaders from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) paid a solidarity visit to Israel.
Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz shared how important it is to stand with Israel for such a time as this.
"I came at a time like this because it is a time like this to show that I stand by Israel," Lotz said. "I believe that she is God's special place, God's special people. He put His name on this city. And I feel in the world there's a different perspective."
"I believe it's time for God's people to stand up with God's people. I just want to be here to tell Israel that representing the evangelical world, that I love Israel and I'm going to be praying for her in a special way," she continued.
"Countering rising anti-Semitism in the international press and on the streets, this friendship visit will communicate to Israel and to the Palestinians who stand in opposition to Hamas that we, leaders who represent the Christian community, stand with them,"expressed NRB President and CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson.
"It will also show the world that Christians in general support the Jewish people and their right to security," Johnson said.
"In addition, this visit should serve as an example to all followers of Jesus Christ, specifically encouraging them to pray for the peace of Jerusalem so that the lives of all those living in this region can be secure" he added.