I love that we can pray together for our country and Israel. I have no doubts that our nation will once again be a shining light to other lands, that the hand of God will be seen in ALL areas. I know that Israel will thrive among those who wish to destroy her. How can we be sure? The BIBLE! Just this past weekend was the celebration of Purim on the Hebrew calendar, the story of Esther. Reading the account of Esther is really an amazing one. Not once in the book of Esther is God’s name written yet as we read we see Him everywhere. Each event by itself could be considered a coincidence, but together we see the pieces fit together into an amazing plan for the saving of the Jews (Israel). That's how our government is now, we may not see God’s plan, but it’s there if we like Esther do what we are called to do. It all begins with prayer, just as Esther and the Jewish people prayed and were saved so we must also. Even when God is not clearly seen, He remains in charge. “Behold the Protector of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps” (Psalms 121:4). He is concealed, but He is ever-present. He may be difficult to see, but we have God’s promise that “I will no longer hide my face from them” (Ezekiel 39:29).
Take time to thank God tonight for His plan for us, that even when we don’t “see” we know that our prayers for our leaders to hear and heed Godly council are working and we live in a blessed land. That Israel is secure and protected. That blinders are removed so that the lost are drawn to Him.
Love and Blessings!
p.s. Take the time this week and read the book of Esther, good stuff