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Miracles Before Our Eyes

Miracles Before Our Eyes

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The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you. — Deuteronomy 4:27

Each week in synagogue, Jews read through the Torah from Genesis to Deuteronomy. The Torah portion for this week is Va’etchanan, which means “I pleaded,” from Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11.

Sometimes I am asked how the Jewish people have held onto their faith after all that has befallen them — when you consider the persecutions, the exiles and dispersions, the pogroms, and yes, even the Holocaust. How have the Jewish people experienced all this and yet survived as a people of faith? My answer is that all I have to do is look out my window.

I look out my window and see the land of Israel in bloom after centuries of desolation. I see the Jewish people thriving in a place where they are protected by one of the world’s strongest military forces, a land where they enjoy freedom of religion and expression. I see a land where Jews from the four corners of the earth continue to come home and find a safe haven and a promising future. I see all of this, and I know that God is working to bring biblical prophecy to fruition right before my eyes.

The Jewish people and the Jewish state are living testimony to God’s existence. Our God is faithful and will keep all His promises.

Think about it. If the Jews were a large and mighty nation, we could attribute Jewish survival to their significant numbers or military prowess. If the Jews had remained in their homeland since its inception over three thousand years ago, we could credit their existence today with the stability that they enjoyed throughout history.

However, Jews have enjoyed none of these advantages. We are a small nation, less than 1% of all humanity, with neither a military nor a homeland until recent times. Under these circumstances, no nation could possibly survive.

Even more startling is that the Bible predicted these dire circumstances: “The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you.” God promised that the Jewish people would be few in number and scattered around the world — but that they would survive. Who could make such an outrageous claim other than the Master of the world?

We are living in wondrous times. The promises of the Bible are being fulfilled today. Let us be inspired by the miracles unfolding before our very eyes.

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