Happy Birthday Israel

Seventy years ago this week, the modern state of Israel was established. It became once again a physical country with borders, but it’s reach continues to be borderless. The nation of Israel, and the Jewish people have given the world amazing gifts.

As a Christian, first and foremost, is the gift of my Savior, The Lord Jesus.  As well as Abraham, David, Moses, Isaiah, and Elijah. From Spiritual matters, to the Ten Commandments, and it’s influence on the legal systems of history, to military campaigns it touches every corner of society. The strategies of the Bible, have won many battles by faith, by law, and by skill.

Other more recent names, such as Einstein, Heifetz, and Perlman. Science, classical music, and culture all have been enriched by the sons and daughters of Israel. Like many other countries, America has many Jewish descendants who have added to our story.

From statesmen, scientists, musicians, and entertainers, Jacob’s descendants have impacted the world.  To celebrate Israel, is a celebration of history, revelation, and exploration.  From David, to David Ben-Gurion, the versus Goliath story resounds with us all.  

It gives us hope that, we can face, and defeat the things which tower over us.  Each family of the Earth, every race, every culture holds riches. Today we celebrate the family of a man who heard the call of God to leave a city to found a nation.

We owe so much to Abraham, the father of Faith. So this week Israel, we celebrate you. Your hardships, your journey, your successes, and your triumphs during setbacks, never accepting defeat.  Happy Birthday Israel!

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