Wednesday, July 30, 2014
LAZERBEAMS: Israel's Open Spaces
The above image shows a Grad missile that sneaked past the Iron Dome missile-defense system and landed in Ashdod this past Friday afternoon. As usual, the newscasters broadcast the above news item and said, as usual, "Iron Dome intercepted three missiles over Ashdod this afternoon, but one missile fell in open spaces." For a listener who isn't familiar with Israel, it sounds like the missile landed someplace similar to the Sahara Desert or the Grand Canyon. But in tiny Israel, open spaces are parking lots and vacant sandlots adjacent to residential areas, as in the above image.
Hashem threads needles with the Hamas missiles. It's about time that we open are eyes and recognize Hashem's phenomenal providence, protection and patience. Such miracles, such as the 2000-plus missiles that have been fired at us in recent weeks that have led to such a miniscule level of casualties and damages, obligate us to understand Hashem's message, awaken from our spiritual slumber and to return to Hashem.
We don't want another war; if we all wake up and make teshuva, this war will be the last.