An Old Plea, A New Cry

David Cohen slowly folded his note
to the Ancient of Days.
David is what they call a “dreamer”
and only a dreamer would make
such a request.

Surely the Almighty’s ears had heard
countless cries, yes, even demands
for the Messiah to be raised up
from the living ruins
of the city of King David.

David’s twentieth-century plea,
stuffed deep in the cracks etched by time,
was added to the petitions of old men
who no longer expect an answer.
They hope a little, but their dreams stopped.

Dreams and visions of the One who will establish
the throne of David’s kingdom forever.
The One of whom the LORD said,
“I will be his father, and he will be my son.”*
The One of whom the LORD said,
“You are my Son, whom I love;
with you I am well pleased.”**

White notes turn gray
Old men’s hopes give way to
young men’s dreams.
And in every generation
a David Cohen hopes
with all his heart.

 

*2 Samuel 7:14
**Mark 1:11

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Melissa Moskowitz | Los Angeles

Young Adult Ministry

Melissa Moskowitz has been a part of Jews for Jesus since 1976. She was born and raised in the Bronx and came to believe in Jesus while in college. Throughout her 40 years of service with the ministry, she's had the opportunity to use her giftings in youth and young adult work; in publications; through photography; and for the past 16 years in young adult ministry. Currently living on the west side of Los Angeles (to be closer to her grandson), Melissa maintains a monthly Shabbat fellowship for young adults and other events for the LA young adult community. A new initiative for the LA branch that Melissa is spearheading is ArtShareCollective/LA, a visionary community of Jewish believing artists who desire to use their creativity for the Gospel.

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