Calculated conflict in Gaza and Israel, as we watch, pray and wait. Is this fatal posturing, or a spiral that may exhaust everyone?
Meanwhile, we have an empty election, no knowing where it came from, what it’s really for, and what difference it will make.
We all want things to be ‘normal,’ people who care in control, whom we can tolerate and trust to do a reasonable job. Sometimes, though, ‘normal’ is not right, and justice cries out for change. It is the story of the old testament nation of Israel.
God has a normal that is non-negotiable. He sent Jesus to establish it. To establish righteousness in people’s lives, but also in the nations.
Let’s engage in the hope that this escalation is an opportunity for grace and peace to surprise and overwhelm. Please God.
And best wishes to the new police commissioners – let’s hope they can make something worthwhile of their roles.