THE RED BABY CARRIAGE OF GANEI TAL
In the distance clouds of dust and debri billow upward as a
bulldozer rips into a building that was once part of the former
township of Ganei Tal. In the foreground of the same picture
stands an empty, abandoned, little red baby carriage.
This haunting picture was posted on the Jerusalem World Review
website, August 23, 2005, along with the article, Displaced
Gazan Jews Struggle To Come to Grips With Surrender, by Joel
The communities of Gaza and the Northern Shomron have been
emptied of all Israeli families. There are no more infants in
carriages, or children playing in the streets. Although there is
pain and many tears, fond memories and strong determination
remain in the hearts of the uprooted settlers.
But, the lonely, abandoned, red baby carriage stands as a
reminder that, although now empty, Jewish families will return
to Ganei Tal, and indeed to all the communities of Gaza, and the
The baby carriage is red, the color of the price of redemption.
Therefore, the little baby carriage represents the generation of
divine deliverance and salvation for the entire Israeli nation.
Yes, even the young children were forced out of their homes by
the misguided, cruel, faithless, human Israeli government
decree. But there is a greater edict of blessing already
promised by the L-rd G_D of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The
families, including the children of those now removed, will
return in absolute victory over their enemies, to live forever
in Gaza and the Shomron, and Jews will dwell securely throughout
all the Land of Covenant. Israeli families will build houses and
plant gardens, and no one else will live in the homes they have
built, or make their communities desolate, or take over their
agriculture and businesses.
Psa 128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth
the L_RD; that walketh in his ways.
Psa 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy
shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Psa 128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of
thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy
Psa 128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that
feareth the L_RD.
Psa 128:5 The L_RD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt
see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
Psa 128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace
Psa 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the L_RD
pitieth them that fear him.
Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are
Psa 103:15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the
field, so he flourisheth.
Psa 103:16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the
place thereof shall know it no more.
Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the L_RD is from everlasting to
everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto
Psa 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that
remember his commandments to do them.
Eze 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given
unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they
shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their
children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be
their prince for ever.
Eze 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it
shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place
them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst
of them for evermore.
Eze 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be
their G-d, and they shall be my people.
Eze 37:28 And the heathen shall know that I the L_RD do sanctify
Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for
Psa 105:4 Seek the L_RD, and his strength: seek his face
Psa 105:5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his
wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
Psa 105:6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob
Psa 105:7 He is the L_RD our G-d: his judgments are in all the
Psa 105:8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word
which he commanded to a thousand generations.
Psa 105:9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto
Psa 105:10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to
Israel for an everlasting covenant:
Psa 105:11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the
lot of your inheritance:
Psa 105:12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very
few, and strangers in it.
Psa 105:13 When they went from one nation to another, from one
kingdom to another people;
Psa 105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved
kings for their sakes;
Psa 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets
The little red baby carriage represents innocence and purity.
When the chosen nation turns wholeheartedly to the L_RD in truth
and repentance, the Land will be restored to those who are pure
before G-d. It is interesting to note that there has been a
spiritual awakening sweeping among those who dwell in Gaza and
the Shomron, and it is spreading quickly to the IDF soldiers,
the police, and many citizens of the nation. Folk have found
themselves embraced togther, praying and studying Torah like
never before! If there is one positive that has arisen out of
this whole Withdrawal, it has been a spiritual re-kindling --
not just religious observance, but heart-felt awareness that
HaShem indeed is the L-rd G_D of Israel!
Many have been seeking G-d for a miracle. That miracle is indeed
coming to pass! We must be careful not to miss, or dismiss, this
miracle. The miracle is the return of the hearts of the people
to the L_RD! When this miracle is brought to completion, the
Land will be restored! The miracle is an ever increasing wave
sweeping through all the generations now alive in Israel, from
the eldest to the youngest!
Gaza will be restored to Israel when Moshiach comes, and that
day is quickly drawing near. Scripture appears to indicate the
redemption of the Land will be fulfilled during the third
generation from the founding of the present nation. Those who
founded Israel in 1948 are now grandparents. Their children, the
generation of the 1967 Six Day War, are the parents of a third
generation of youth and young adults. These children are now
entering the age of marriage, and many are beginning to have
young families of their own, and are entering into the fabric of
life in Israel. These, along with their parents and
grandparents, will see the redemption of Israel! Then, the
little ones now being born will re-enter Gaza, and all the Land
of Covenant! All these generations together will witness and
experience the blessings of the Everlasting Covenant G-d made
with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!
When is this prophetic fulfillment of the Land Covenant to
transpire? In Psalm 105, verses 11, and 12, King David indicated
all will finally come to fruition during a time when, even
though Israel exists as a nation, many Jews still live in
Diaspora, "strangers" still dwell in the land, and during a
time-frame when Israel's enemies are seeking to "touch" G-d's
anointed nation, and to harm G-d's prophets according to verse
13. That sounds like a description of the current Israeli
The warning to Israel's enemies, and the nations, is in the
imperative tense, implying "Don't touch my anointed people or
prophets, or else!" That smacks of judgment upon any nation or
individuals who are desirous of tearing Israel apart. The time
of G-d's wrath will now come about, because the nations, and
Israel's enemies are "touching" G-d's anointed! Even Israel will
be disciplined, because Israel's leadership has also "touched"
the innocent anointed G-d fearing Jewish "Settlers."
Why has the L_RD allowed the Withdrawal, rather than intervening
in answer to the many prayers that have gone up? The L_RD must
deal with Israel's enemies, and at the same time draw Israel,
which still has a strong influential secular faction, back to
Himself. This is part of the redemption process for Israel, and
for the Land of Covenant. Israel's enemies, and Israel as a
nation, are about to encounter the outstretched Hand of the L_RD
for what they have now done in dividing the Land! Israel will
now come face to face with HaShem, and be brought to humility
and complete repentance. And, although this will come about
through the rigors of discipline, it will also result in great
Also, the Temple must soon be built, which means Israel's
enemies who occupy the Temple Mount must be ousted, not by
radicals or terrorists, but by the direct intervention of the
L_RD. That scenario is now due to unfold, because the focus of
all nations is being drawn, whether we like it or not, toward
Jerusalem and Mount Zion. Joel 2: 32. "And it shall come to
pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the L_RD shall be
delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the L_RD hath said, and in the remnant whom the
L_RD shall call." This is to be fulfilled during the time-frame
when all nations are brought into the Middle East regarding the
"parting of my land" according to Joel chapter 3. The division
of the Land is the catalyst. That catalyst has now come about!
Redemption requires sacrifice. Sacrifice is not without loss of
personal gain. Is the Withdrawal part of this sacrifice and pain
for Israel? It very well may be! Why? Because Israel must be
brought to rely upon G_d alone! It is apparent only He can turn
the entire situation around. The redemption of Israel is now on
the path toward fruition!
The Withdrawal is not the beginning of the end for Israel.
Israel will not be "driven into the sea!" From our perspective,
the Withdrawal is an apparent set-back, but perhaps the L_RD
allowed it to cause the hearts of the nation to examine their
spiritual condition, and to realize that salvation does not come
about because of man's decrees or decisions, but is solely
dependant upon the L_RD, the Redeemer of Israel!
Man's attempt to solve the Palestinian situation through
concessions and retreat has, and will, prove futile. The
man-made red carriage sits, forlorn, in the midst of desolation
and destruction. It is not able to carry the children safely
anymore, but has been left behind, intact, but empty and
The L_RD, the Redeemer of Israel, will not put Israel into a
man-made carriage. Rather, He will sweep Israel into His strong
everlasting arms, and will lovingly, even through the midst of
distress, carry the sons and daughters of Jacob to their
Isa 40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into
the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift
up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto
the cities of Judah, Behold your G_d!
Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord G_D will come with strong hand, and
his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and
his work before him.
Isa 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall
gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and
shall gently lead those that are with young.
Such appears to be the message of the red baby carriage of Ganei