Monday, July 24, 2006

Where’s God When You Need Him?

So far, here at FDW we haven’t touched on the war going on at the borders of Israel. I have been following the story, watching the world weigh in on one side or the other, and it is fascinating to see history happening.
I would not pray against the War. Israel is God’s Special possession, and the only reason the Jews are hated is because God set them apart. The world didn’t set them apart-it was God’s doing, for His purposes, and the existence of the Jews is a proof that God exists: No One else could have kept a people together for 5000 years. Italians come from Italy, the French from France-they are identified by geography. But the Jews were dispossessed, moved off of their land for nearly 2000 years, and they continue to be a people? If an Italian moved to England 2000, 1000, even 400 years ago, would his descendants still consider themselves Italian? No-they’d be English, and proud of it.
Israel has been miraculously maintained, has survived as a people, and as a nation since 1948 only because God has protected them. So I will not pray against the War. I will pray, as Jesus taught us,
9“Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 ‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread.
12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ Matthew 6:9-13
His Will be done on earth. Or, if you prefer, His Will will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
It’s easy to know which side to be on: I just look at the world and see who is opposing Israel. This might just be a coincidence, but it’s the same folks who don’t believe in God.
Believing in a false god such as Allah doesn’t cut it. Because I am a Christian, I stand with Israel. May God continue to Bless Israel.
Oh, and the question in the title? Answer: “As near as a whispered prayer.”