Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 12, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
Anyone living in the Israel knows first-hand the value of the tiniest bit of time. Phone calls in Israel are often cut short, so folks can run for their lives. In some places, residents have just over a minute to get to a bomb shelter, but others living within range of Hamas rockets have only fifteen seconds to find shelter before the barrage hits.
On July 17th Israel sent ground troops into Gaza to degrade Hamas military capability and destroy a series of well-stocked sophisticated underground tunnels built to invade Israel. Because of enemy attacks, Israel set up Operation Protective Edge to defend the civilian population against rockets and missiles from Gaza. When the threat ends, Operation Protective Edge will end. That’s happening in the Middle East, but results are felt around the world.
Recently the U.S. State Department issued this warning: “In much of the Middle East, the Christian presence is becoming a shadow of its former self.” Though the current threat in the United States doesn’t require sprinting to bomb shelters within 15 seconds, Christianity is under attack and could use a specialized Operation Protective Edge in this country. Continue reading