The last few days it has basically rained non stop just about all over Israel. We are still in the first half of our rainy season (and I remember years when we had hardly had any rain at all by this time), and in Haifa they have already had as much rain as they get during an average year!
It is pure joy to just watch the raindrops pouring down like an abundance of blessings! Yes, it has made some trouble several places in our country. Here at home we have had electricity gone for a couple of evenings, and I hear of people who have had it gone for much longer. Major roads have had to be closed down, and some places people had to be rescued from flooded areas. But still, – in general, as a people, we are really EXCITED about this storm! We are just so HAPPY for all the water we are being blessed with!
After many years of drought, rain is something we have learnt to be thankful for. We pray for it several times daily. And we thank God, our Provider and Life-giver, for rain when He brings it. The Sea of Galilee, our most famous water source, has been in danger of loosing its fresh water status as the red line kept being moved lower and lower as we desperately needed the water. And now it is receiving water faster than people can remember ever happening! Just during 24 hours its levels rose with 22 centimeters! We have already reached levels we haven’t seen in ten years! Praise God!!!
At Mt. Hermon and at the Golan Heights the snow is falling, and here in Jerusalem we hear the snow is soon to arrive as well. I’m telling you, – we are more than ready for it!!!