The July 18th headline in the Jewish Telegraph read, “Their God changes the path of our rockets in mid-air, said a terrorist”.
And now we have this account of the Iron Dome failing but the hand of God prevailing:
More claims of divine intervention are being reported in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, with an operator of Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system saying he personally witnessed “the hand of God” diverting an incoming rocket out of harm’s way.
Israel Today translated a report from a Hebrew-language news site, which noted the Iron Dome battery failed three times to intercept an incoming rocket headed toward Tel Aviv last week.
The commander recalled: “A missile was fired from Gaza. Iron Dome precisely calculated [its trajectory]. We know where these missiles are going to land down to a radius of 200 meters. This particular missile was going to hit either the Azrieli Towers, the Kirya (Israel’s equivalent of the Pentagon) or [a central Tel Aviv railway station]. Hundreds could have died.
“We fired the first [interceptor]. It missed. Second [interceptor]. It missed. This is very rare. I was in shock. At this point we had just four seconds until the missile lands. We had already notified emergency services to converge on the target location and had warned of a mass-casualty incident.
“Suddenly, Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that … sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a God!’
“I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. It was not told or reported to me. I saw the hand of God send that missile into the sea.”
Now, here it must be noted that the entire conversation about war that is just – or justified – is complicated whenever there are differences in religious belief and conviction among the parties involved. That is certainly the case in Israel. But these people are testifying to miracles they are experiencing TODAY. How does that affirm or challenge your worldview?
What do you think – and what have you experienced? Does God intervene today as the Bible records that He has intervened in the past? Does God take sides? What’s your Biblical evidence one way or the other?
What does it mean today to call upon God to “stretch out His hand?” Has He done so in your life? Tell your miracle story that others might believe.