“He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth” (Isa. 11:12).
It was a blistering hot summer day in Israel when we gathered with 500 others in an airplane hangar in a remote corner of the Ben Gurion International Airport. Despite the sweltering heat, there was an air of expectancy. We were waiting for plane loads of Jewish immigrants to come home to Israel. The event was called “From the Four Corners of the Earth,” and new immigrants were arriving from France, Russia, Ukraine and South America. Later that same week, a plane carrying immigrants from the United States was scheduled to touch down.