Last week, rockets rained down on Israeli towns and villages near the Gaza Strip, as Hamas fired off over 400 rockets in a single day. (The most ever in the long-standing rocket war from Gaza.)
Thankfully, despite the heavy barrage, not a single Jewish Israeli life was lost (though one Arab Israeli was sadly killed by a rocket). Year-after-year rockets are fired, but year-after-year there are incredibly few casualties.
To fully understand the miracle, you must consider the proximity of Jewish towns and cities to the Gaza Strip. Several are easily within 5 miles of the border with Gaza, giving residents virtually no time to seek shelter once a rocket is launched. Furthermore, for the most part, we are not talking about remote homes that may be difficult to target and hit. We are talking about well-established villages with fairly densely populated neighborhoods.
If you have ever thrown a ball or fired a weapon, you know that large targets at short distances greatly increase your likelihood of success. Yet thousands of rockets over the years, at nearby, relatively large targets have yielded extremely few casualties.
How is that so?
It can be explained only one way: the protective hand of the Lord. In fact, in 2014, even the terrorists recognized God’s intervention on behalf of His chosen people.
This past week produced other very specific examples of God’s hand of protection. One instance is of a Jewish family who decided that fateful night to pull a mattress into the safe room and sleep there “just in case.” Check this out:
God never ceases to amaze me! How about you?