Thursday, November 15, 2012

A pillar of cloud, and danger in the skies

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Who changed the name to Operation Pillar of Defense?
Our IDF Israel Defense Forces?

In Hebrew this strike against the Gaza rocket launching is called Amud Anan, literally Pillar of Cloud.
I wish they had kept the original name, straight from the Bible epics.
By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
--Exodus 13:21

 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them . . .
--Exodus 14:19

As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses.
--Exodus 33:9
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A post for Sky Watch Friday. This week we watch the sky over southern Israel and now even over Tel Aviv for Qassams, Grads, and long-range Fajr missiles and hope that the Iron Dome batteries will intercept them.
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17 comments:

crystal said...

I've been keeping up with the news on this. I hope things are resolved soon!

eileeninmd said...

The airstrikes are scary to me, I hope you are safe there. Love the awesome cloud. Happy Skywatching!

Tara R. said...

Such beautiful skies amid such scary times.

Robert Geiss said...

Nearly feared to listen to the news today. Wishing you patience and safety.

Kathy said...

Keeping you and all your country in our prayers.

Emille said...

Dina, safety and peace to your soul, to you and who are with you!
Bby the way, I have a painting of Pillar of Cloud - I'll alert you when I post it:)

Hels said...

Our son and brother both rang last night :( Both their families live in Tel Aviv :(

The most alarming part was having to clean out their bomb shelters, a task they haven't done for years.

Cloudia said...

Our hearts are with you





Aloha Dina
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cieldequimper said...

When will it ever end?

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful text from the bible.. God bless you and your country.

Fran said...

Many prayers for you all!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Alas, the human predisposition to resolve things with fighting..........

Is there not a peaceful way?

Hoping you are safe, Dina.

VP said...

I hope the North stay quiet...

Eki Qushay said...

The cable in the corner is a bit disturbing. The cloud is magnificent!

Laura said...

praying for safety for you and many friends in Israel... for the nation as a whole. I was talking with my teacher in Jerusalem yesterday... her faith is contagious.

I know this may not feel like the right time to ask this, but perhaps it is even more important right now.

I hope that you will consider sharing an offering for this year's 4th annual gratitude word quilt. You can find information about the project and how to participate at the top of my blog. If you’ve already sent something thank you and please forgive my poor memory. The quilt is growing quite expansive and with only first names, I can’t always remember who already shared. Feel free to write in your native language google translate is available on my blog so every one can read and understand one another. Every Blessing~ Laura

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Sky Watch Friday, this is sadly the sky as we should not wish to see it. I hope you are staying safe.

Reader Wil said...

Hoping and praying that wise leaders find a speedy way to make peace. Israel has a right to defend itself. Hopefully does the iron dome intercept all incoming rockets.Dina take care!
Wil