Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Purim redo?

Same result
(by R.P.Edwards)

Don't need no Aryan
master race
Don't need no Hitler
mustached face
Don't need no German
industrial might
Don't need no shock troops
to lead the fight
Don't need no SS
evil ways
Don't need to murder
a thousand days
Don't need so long
for millions gone
Just need some time
to build that bomb

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And, who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?
(Esther 4:14)

Saw the speech given by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to Congress yesterday. Grave, sobering, historic. He laid out, in easily digestible chunks, one of the truths of our time: Iran is currently run by not-to-be trusted Jew-haters, and their OBVIOUS ambition is to build nukes...and use them.  And we Americans, in our far away delusion, seem to have trouble adding 2 + 2. In times past our naivety led to an initial bloody nose and knockdown, and then an eventual rising and steeling for the task. However, with nukes on the table, an initial "knockdown" could possibly be a "knockout." 

The speech and its rippling aftershocks are currently being analyzed ad nauseam, but a small segment of what the statesman said caught my added attention. He mentioned that on the morrow (today) the Jewish holiday of Purim would be celebrated; a memorial commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from a Persian hater through the intercession and efforts of Queen Esther. If you don't have a Bible handy, here's a safe link. Doesn't take long to read (Esther).

Anyway--since I think along these lines--I mentioned to one of my sons that, in the grand scheme of things, God doesn't need America. Yes, I love my country. And yes, I want the Almighty's blessing on this land, but...BUT, we have strayed much in recent years and, to expect his continual blessing in light of unwise. AND, if we choose to abandon the seed of Abraham and, by our inaction, aid its enemies; well, this is tantamount to suicide. 

To conclude, as the above scripture alludes; I have no doubt that Israel will survive the current crisis with, or without American aid. However, given our deserving-of-judgement apostasy, perhaps doing the right thing for Israel...will buy us a little more time. I'm praying in that direction.

By-the-way: it turns out that today is also a memorial of Lincoln's second inaugural address. Unlike Mr. Netanyahu's, this speech speaks of the "already happened" horrific consequence of not dealing with an issue (slavery) earlier. Perhaps a little reflection here...will help us avoid yet another horrible mistake. Here's a link:  Lincoln's 2nd inaugural address


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