Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunset in Jerusalem

It's a birthday ... but not just any birthday.  It's one which was never supposed to have happened, and against which empires, nations, and individuals have steadfastly and fanatically fought, and sought to prevent.  But it's here in spite of all that: this evening, at sundown, observant Jews worldwide began to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's 65th Independence Day. 


Minutes after this proclamation was made, and against the advice of many of his advisers, the old cussing Baptist, Harry Truman, led the world in recognizing the new State, throwing America's support behind the fledgling country:

Needless to say, Israel's enemies attacked immediately, and have been fighting to destroy the nation, and exterminate her people, from that day to this.  But they have not prevailed; and, despite the perfidies of subsequent European and American administrations, they will not prevail.  Israel, having been miraculously regathered by God, is here to stay:

For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.  I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel (Ezekiel 34:11-14).

Bible believing Christians join the Jewish people this week in proclaiming, "Thank God for His promises, and His faithfulness.  Happy Birthday, Israel!"

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