If the Lord corrects us when we as a nation err in regard to Israel, does He also bless us when we bless her, as the Scriptures state? This is interesting food for thought: many of you know that Florida has been in a state of drought. We have family there and they have told us it has been terrible. Then I was sent this news:
“After months without rain, even when a hurricane was just off Jacksonville’s coast and yielded nary a drop, we finally got about 16 hours of slow gentle, ground- soaking rain. Do you want to know why??? Because we supported Israel, that’s why!! FL Governor Crist is in Israel until tomorrow. In the 5 days he’s been there he has made trade /commerce agreements (Broken link, active June 7, 2007) that would benefit Israel (and FL too.) Let’s encourage Gov. Crist by sending him a thank-you email.”
I just read this morning that Crist has sent a letter to the 49 other governors telling them of Florida’s divesture from companies which do business with Iran and the Sudan, and encouraging them to follow suit.
It is interesting that Crist visited the Western Wall and left a hand- written note asking God for protection from storms for Florida. It seems some Floridians are upset that Crist made the trip, seeing it as a waste of tax money. But Crist, in my opinion, is wisely acknowledging Him who is Lord of the storm. If Florida enjoys God’s blessing as a result of Crist’s visit to Israel, and they do not suffer from severe hurricanes this year as they have in the past, what is that worth to Florida’s economy, and the Florida taxpayer? I wish my governor would take tax money and make the same kind of trip with the same humble heart toward the Lord Most High. The post title is a reference to Deuteronomy 30:19:
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live.”
Florida is choosing blessing and life; may the rest of the states follow suit.
Update: continued in The Lord is near to the contrite in heart