On January 16th, I posted a blog asking you to pray with me for the life of seven-year old Orel Elazar from Beersheba, critically wounded in the head in a Hamas terrorist rocket attack. At the time of writing, this little boy was fighting for his life in the Children’s Intensive Care Unit in Beersheba’s Soroka Hospital and the prognosis was grim. Rabbis and religious leaders visited his bedside to pray for him, but there seemed to be little hope.
I am here to tell you now that, even in this day and age, miracles do still happen and prayers are answered.
This evening, I heard on the news that Orel has regained consciousness and is slowly, but surely, recovering – against all the odds. Tomorrow, he will be transferred to a rehabilitation ward in Jerusalem. To all of you who prayed for him, I want to say "thank you".
Orel’s fight continues. It will be a long, hard road before he is fully restored to health, to being the happy, laughing little boy he was 24 days ago. But the journey has started. Orel is on his way. We can accompany him with our prayers.