This is a true story.
A Christian lady was touched by a Bible prophecy that linked her to God’s people. She was convinced that Isaiah 49:22 was a prophecy written for her. It says the Gentile Church will carry Jewish sons in their arms and Jewish daughters on their shoulders, home to Israel.
She had little money and wondered how she could join the Lord in this work. She’d read the Bible story of Exodus many times. Then, one night she read again how the Lord instructed the Israelites to gather contributions for their journey:
And the LORD said to Moses . . . . Speak now in the ears of the people, let each man ask from his neighbor, and each woman from her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. . . . And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians.
Exodus 11:1-3 (One New Man Bible). The Egyptians were gentiles in whose midst the Israelites were living. This was always God’s plan (Gen. 15:14-15).
She went to her jewelry box and took out her diamonds. There was a pendant necklace, stud earrings, and her diamond wedding ring. She donated what she had to assist the Jewish people moving to Israel. This is the time of the greater Exodus. Gold, silver, and precious stones are the traditional gift. She said it was easy to donate to Aliyah. She loved her jewelry, but she loved the prophecy more. Please help. To make your contribution, click here.
Father, I have taken my place as your child . . . . I confess, God, You are able to make all grace–every favor and earthly blessing–come to me in abundance, so that I am always, and in all circumstances furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
Germaine Copeland, Prayers That Avail Much Vol. 1, 1989, Word Ministries, Inc. (p. 65-66).