(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE PAPER ‘ISRAEL ANSWERS)
WHY IS ISRAEL’S MODERN STATEHOOD A MIRACLE?
The story of modern Israel is amazing in itself, but when taken within the context of the history of the Jewish people, it is clearly miraculous. The only explanation for this epic tale is a biblical one.
Created to Bless the World
The uniqueness of the Jewish people is found in many aspects of their story but none more than in their beginnings. The story is found in Genesis 12:1–3 where God promises Abraham he would father a nation that would become a blessing to the world. The fact that Abraham’s wife Sarah was 99 and well past childbearing years makes the birth of their child, Isaac, a miracle—and proof that this nation is a fulfillment of God’s promise.
Given a Specific Land Part of God’s promise to Abraham was the bequeathing of the…
It is that time of year again whereby I stop, pause, and thank my mom. Well, I have always thanked my mom. Probably not enough while she was alive. There’s never enough time. But there is always enough sadness and guilt when they depart this earth. But it is my birthday and I don’t want to be weighed down by that guilt and sadness. I do that plenty of other days. Today is celebratory, including the adoration of my mother.
See, one’s birthday is not just about oneself. My mom labored hard for me to come into this world. My birthday is a day to recognize her love and care of me from birth till she left. Every year, I thank her on my birthday even though she is no longer around to hear my thanks. And every year, there is a different theme to my gratitude. Weird? Maybe. I…
Composed when Johnny Green was in London in 1930, the song was firstly recorded by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra in Britain. It was introduced by vocalist Jack Fulton, reaching the charts and helding the number one for six weeks. In spite of its quick popularity, the song was banned from radio for almost a year because of its very suggestive lyrics. The following two decades testified its growing popularity with an amazing number of renditions that made the charts. The first jazz musician to record the tune was Louis Armstrong in 1930, his version was very close to the original, it was Henry “Red” Allen another New Orleans’ trumpeter who firstly explored its improvisational possibilities.