Shana Tova—A Good Sweet Year to You!
With God’s help, your faith can be, “like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
We don’t normally think of the Scots in terms of those who rescued Jewish people from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. When the name, Jane Haining, from Dunscore, Dumfriesshire in Scotland came to my attention, I determined to know more about her courageous selfless life.
Whether storms of personal adversity, the battering winds of pressure to conform to popular culture or the effects of a secular worldview that have the potential to impact societies like a flooding deluge—all threaten to destroy people of faith who are not securely anchored in God’s Word.
The Balfour Declaration’s bold expression of support for a Jewish homeland issued in 1917 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on behalf of King George V and the government of Great Britain did not go unchallenged. The Mandate to establish a Jewish national home was virtually derailed by government officials motivated by misguided expediency rather than moral clarity.
In a very real sense, people of biblical faith are light bearers. But, we have a choice.
Speaking to the children of Israel who had spent the previous four decades in the wilderness, Moses encouraged them to welcome his startling rehearsal of their history like morning dew or a gentle rain that restores and invigorates.
Whether a vision or a glimpse into unseen reality, one thing is certain—Isaiah was never the same.
God sees all! With His searching and piercing gaze, God scrutinizes the actions of men.
The life of faith is not theoretical, but intensely practical. People of faith have purpose!