Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A storm in Israel: is it miracle or windy mirage?

(Last updated: December 8, 2016)

A friend has sent me a video. Researching the video, I discovered that some viewers say this video is about a miracle.

I can't say they're right. Then again, I can't say they're wrong, either. 

Israel is like that: it's filled with talk of miracle. For example, some say Israel's very existence as a modern state is a miracle. Others say Israel's survival as a modern state is a miracle.  

The list goes on: we're surrounded by miracles, aren't we?

I couldn't possibly answer that question for you. Only you can do that. But I can show you a challenge.

Take a recent storm at Israel's northern border with Syria, where ISIS fighters in Syria and Israel's army have been trading shots for some time now. The border up there is pretty desolate. 

Recently, a windy storm hammered that border area. Black clouds and noisy, high winds buffeted the entire area. 

This was not a normal storm. It acted strangely. 

For example, despite the heavy winds, the storm stalled. It didn't cross the border. It didn't enter into Israel. It seemed to hover menacingly over Syria.

As you'll soon see in the video below, the storm's black clouds appeared to form a solid wall on the Syrian side of the border. Its behavior was so remarkable, Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers stationed at the border gathered for a closer look. They came out into the open. They stood around looking at the black wall of cloud just meters away. They photographed what they saw. Some appear baffled by how that wall of cloud simply wouldn't cross into Israel. 

Here's what they saw. Was it a miracle, to keep ISIS fighters away from Israel that day? 

Take a close look at the border fence just in front of the soldiers. The fence appears visible at the 0:15-0:16 and 0:26-0:30 marks. The black cloud doesn't cross over that fence.

Also, look at the soldiers. What do you believe they were thinking as they stood there watching and photographing that cloud? 

This video has been posted on youtube. It first appeared on December 2, 2016. I found it under the title, "The bizarre storm completely engulfed the Syrian side of the border, but stopped just at the boundary". Again, it came to my attention from a friend.

Take a look.

Israel is no ordinary place. It's a place where miracles seem to appear before you in a most natural way. To see those miracles, all you have to do is look for them.

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