“Let the governor of the Jews and the Jewish elders rebuild this house of God on its site. May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem. I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.” (Ezra 6:7, 12, NIV 1984).
“I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.” (Benjamin Martin, “The Patriot”).
My Musings – While the Jewish people have had a long history of persecution and tribulation, they survived over the centuries only to be reestablished as a nation in 1948. History has not been so kind to those nations that were the cause of the persecution and tribulation. Fortunately, the United States has thus far been on the…
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