As a Christian seeing all the turmoil in the Middle East right now isn’t really much of a surprise. #1 It’s been going on from the beginning of time and #2 God said in Genesis that this would always be the case. The interesting thing to me is thinking about something I read one time that talked about how amazing it is that Israel is basically a country the size of Rhode Island yet is always at the forefront of the global political arena. That’s not by sheer chance. I’m sure there are a lot of countries even bigger than Rhode Island that I’ve never even heard of (I’ll never claim to be a geography scholar), so it’s pretty incredible when you realize the visibility and power of Israel on a global scale.
It’s just something for me, especially in light of all the unrest, that helps me remember how big God is and how He holds the key to everything in His hands. I sing in church about His love, His power, His grace but seeing the way He works always amazes me.