Wow…I was struck by two very interesting, but polar opposite perspectives of Gaza recently. Let’s start with the Hamas-directed, Iranian-supported rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel earlier this week.
You have undoubtedly heard the news of the multiple barrages, totaling about 100 rockets fired in a 36-hour period. But take a look at the graphic above to get a clear sense of the number of launch areas utilized this week, as well as the number of Israeli towns and villages that were fired upon. Imagine living in those towns and having 15 seconds to get to a bomb shelter.
Thankfully, the Iron Dome shot down the majority of Palestinian rockets, while others landed in open areas. Some did not make it beyond Gazan borders before hitting their own power lines, knocking out power to parts of the Gaza Strip. After taking care of business – ie, bombing terrorist launch sites, headquarters, weapon storage facilities, etc – the IDF also took care of humanitarian business by repairing the power lines in Gaza that were damaged by Hamas rockets! Unbelievable!
Meanwhile, the UN refused to condemn Gaza and/or Hamas for provocatively firing rockets and mortars at innocent Israeli citizens! Imagine the outrage had it happened the other way around! Such double standards!
So, from the bitter to the sweet…
I learned something new…and it is wonderful news! One for Israel has been proclaiming the Gospel to Palestinians and, well….you just need to hear it for yourself!
So, before you give up all hope that God is able to do miracles, even in the hearts and minds of those who oppose Israel, think of the Gazan people who are hearing the Gospel and coming to know Yeshua (Jesus)!
Today…right now…will you join me in praying for the people of Gaza? They live in tyranny and are brainwashed by an evil regime hell-bent on keeping hatred alive and violence at the forefront. Elementary-age children are being indoctrinated with jihadist ideology, thus, they grow up desiring to kill Jews. Pray for the evil schemes to be thwarted and the children to be set free to live innocent, playful lives.
Our God is alive and the Spirit is moving in the midst of Muslims in the Middle East! Let’s get behind that move and pray like there is no tomorrow! For many who live in Gaza, there isn’t!