Day after day, night after night the people of Israel have been dealing with the very real threat of injury or death in an explosion from the rockets launched by Hamas; yet through these last seven days of heavy cross-fire, not one Jewish life has been lost. One could attribute that miracle to Israel's amazing Iron Dome Missile Defense System - but I see the Hand of the God of Israel all over this war, which Israel has named OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper!
I looked on the internet to learn how the Iron Dome technology works, and was not surprised to see that the article - though intending to be scientific in its explanation - was actually lining up perfectly with the 91st Psalm! This gave me great delight, remembering that while we were in Israel in March, we were stopping each time we came across I.D.F. soldiers so that we could give them the bandanas we had. They were green camo print with the 91st psalm written on them - so when the soldiers put them on, they were wrapped in the Word of the "Iron Dome" and covered. Watch how the explanation of this technology lines up with the promises of our God. Words from this internet article are in italics:
The name Iron Dome evokes an image of a protective bubble over a city.
I will say of my God He is my refuge and my fortress...He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.
In practice, it targets incoming rockets and fires an interceptor missile to destroy them in the air.
His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.
The radar detects a rocket launch and passes information regarding its path to the control center, which calculates the predicted point of impact," the IDF said. "If this location justifies an interception, a missile is fired to intercept the rocket. The payload of the interceptor missile explodes near the rocket, in a place that is not expected to cause injuries."
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
Iron Dome confronts multiple threats simultaneously, in all weather conditions, the military said.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Those who trust in the God of Israel are covered by His Protective Edge! We should also be praying Psalm 125 in these days, as we cry out to Him for justice and mercy:
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken, but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people both now and forevermore.
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous!
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers
Peace be upon Israel.
Amen and amen!
Kelly Ferrari Mills