Sea of Galilee Rises and Joy Overflows!

A stream flows toward the Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee lies almost 700′ below sea level, yet after many years of dangerously low levels, it rose over 5 1/2 feet in January! Read about the amazing phenomena here:

As Sea of Galilee fills to bursting, Israelis’ joy overflows

Consider the significance of this event. The Sea of Galilee is Israel’s primary source of natural water. It is not a permanent and reliable water source, as it is highly dependent upon the rain. After years of drought almost emptied the sea to dangerous levels, rain over the past couple years has amazingly brought the Sea of Galilee back to life.

God often had Old Testament prophets seal up the heavens at His command, only to “say the word,” and watch Him miraculously send the rain! Drought was seen as punishment, while rain was a blessing.

Within His chosen people, God created a need to trust and depend upon Him. When God causes natural things that are taken for granted to dry up, trust and dependence upon God is all that’s left! God desired the devotion of His chosen people, and He had the means to bring it about.

Without rain, Israel is a dry and thirsty land. Rain is a godsend, and keeps His people “looking up” in dependence. The Sea of Galilee is viewed as God’s reservoir of provision.

Finally, the Bible says it rains on the righteous and the unrighteous. God is merciful to everyone, regardless of their behavior. He protects and delivers His people even in their sin. Likewise, we were dead in our trespasses when He saved us! Praise God for spiritual downpours as well as the physical downpours of rain that have filled the Sea of Galilee.

I hope your reservoir is full as well! We can have a wonderful relationship with Yeshua…the source of Living Water! As you consider the blessing of rain in the land of Israel, please pray for a spiritual downpour as well!

Blessings to you today!

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