Don’t you just love it. Every time the global community tries to tear down little tiny Israel and force her into becoming even smaller; every time the global community tries to deny Israel’s right to exist, along comes God! I love it, absolutely love it. In today’s news both are there. According to Arutz Sheva — researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a nano-particle, a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. This microscopic particle may lead to “new ways for sensing glucose in diagnosing diabetes and provide a catalyst to capture the sun’s energy and turn it into clean fuel.” Now this is amazing, but the thing that is even more amazing is that the nano-particle is in the shape of a STAR OF DAVID! You need a microscope to see it, but its there!
According to the Jerusalem Post, another amazing thing has happened. Excavations have uncovered a 1500 year-old Samaritan Synagogue near Beit Shean, in northern Israel! Oops. There they go again, those Jews making up stories and hiding ancient findings just to prove they’ve always been there – at least as long ago as 1500 years. Archeologists stated, “the synagogue, which is believed to have stood from the fifth century CE until the eve of the Muslim conquest in 634 CE..” Now that’s a long time ago but that might have been when the Muslims moved into the neighborhood. The building includes a 40 square meter rectangular hall which faces Mount Gerizim, opposite Nabulus – biblical Shechem where Joshua brought the Jews in from east of the Jordan. That part of Israel is called Samaria.
Samaria! Oh my gosh. You mean Jews lived in Samaria, way back then? Were they settlers? Were they occupiers? What on earth were Jews doing living in Samaria way back then? Could be they were obeying God, by building and being fruitful and multiplying.
Hmmm…a nano-particle that is Star of David shaped and a 1500 year old Samaritan Synagogue all in one news day. Maybe God is doing His own negotiating! He has taken the ancient and combined it with the very small but very new, all to witness to His creation, His people, His land!