In his 1989 album entitled Oh Mercy, Bob Dylan had written a song entitled Everything is Broken. In it he describes the world in which we live which is characterized quite often by brokenness. Part of the lyrics say:
...Broken dishes broken parts, Streets are filled with broken hearts, Broken words never meant to be spoken, Everything is broken.Bob Dylan EVERYTHING IS BROKEN
Brokenness is experienced by many in our culture through a sense of loneliness, disillusionment, and lack of direction in life. This predicament, the ancient Hebrew Scriptures tell us, is the result of separation from our Creator, God. This has come about ultimately because of humankind’s fallen nature and disobedience to God. Through Isaiah the Prophet God spoke saying:
Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” – Isaiah 59:1,2 – New International Version (NIV)
This is where the concept in the Hebrew scriptures known as the besorah, בשרה – or the Good News comes in! Our creator is a loving God who desires to restore our relationship to him and to bring healing and reconciliation to our lives, through a personal relationship with Him. Isaiah also wrote:
How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news(besorah), Who proclaims shalom, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” – Isaiah 52:7 – New King James Version (NKJV)
Rosh Pinah is a fellowship based upon this revelation of the love of God and His desire to restore the hearts of His people to Himself. This includes personal reconciliation to God as our loving father whether you are Jewish or Gentile. It also includes the restoration of Israel to their Land, and the restoring of the breach between Israel and the Nations.
Eugene Peterson’s The Message quotes Yeshua as saying:
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28, (The Message)
We want you to come and explore with us the depth and fullness of this Good News!