Spring in Israel

Spring has come to Israel! It is a beautiful time of blossoming, beauty, and blessing.

Many may not associate these adjectives with a spring in the desert, yet the splendor of spring comes even to the desert.

Spring intitiates the beginning of dry season in Israel. After an incredibly sparse rainy season, Israel is in need of rain. With the current drought in California, perhaps this idea of need is a little closer to home. Throughout the Old Testament, the importance of rain or lack thereof was a way to remind the people of dependence on God for everything. May we also be people who see God as our sustainer and provider of all things.

Would you pray for rain in the land of Israel?

Isaiah 44:3-4 – For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams.