“If at first, an idea isn’t absurd, there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein
[This post was actually prepared on May 1st but not sent due to my temporary insanity based on my wife’s braxton hicks contractions! Adonai of Israel (very) successfully delivered to us (with some very distinct effort on Michelle’s part) our 5th child, Zoe Shalom, born on 5/5/05. Having just read it (060105) and thinking it’s pretty cool, I’m sending it out anyways! Shalom!]
How’s this for absurd –
There once was a Being who preceded everything seen and unseen. He created out of nothing all that is. His desire was set, in a world of individual people – all with their own amazing powers of will and constitution, upon a lowly group of no more than a few. Avram, Sara and some others. His mission was to raise from these few an army of believers in His way of doing things. These believers would tell the world who He is and how things are best done.
How’s that for absurd?!
And now we see that tiny nation struggling for existance in a hostile world. Outnumbered not only by the 250 million arabs hostile by a religious ethic known as “jihad,” but by many millions more hostile to Israel by a religious ethic known as liberal fundamentalism, and by billions more hostile by their religious communism… yet they continue to stand as a nation resurrected!
Their language is resurrected (that’s never happened), their land is resurrected (that’s never happened), and their army is resurrecet and empowered in the face of their enemies (that’s never happened).
Absurd Israel. It’s actually a great idea of God’s – to “exalt the lowly and tear down the haughty”
And do you know what Israel has to share with us?
Romans 11:15 For if the rejection of them is the reconciling of the world, what would their acceptance be, but life from the dead?
Many unexplainable wonders flow into the country whose nobel prize winners outnumber all other countries (per capita) in the world.
And they’ve only just begun!