Kenyan and Israeli forces have just concluded the siege on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. As of the time I am writing this post, it appears that all the terrorists that remained in the mall are dead though some may have escaped earlier during the thee day assault. In addition to the dead and injured civilians that were counted during the siege, there are an additional number of civilians presumably dead who lay in the rubble of the aftermath. The aftermath here includes three collapsed floors.
This incident has once again reinforced a few things. First and foremost I am reminded how Israel once again has come to the aid of Kenya. As has happened in the past whenever Kenya has been attacked by terrorists, Israel has always been the first to send help and support. As they do with many countries around the world that experience calamity and tragedy.
I am also reminded of what God says in Genesis 22:18 “and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” (‘NIV).
I believe this verse is talking about the coming of the one true Messiah, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But I also believe that Israel has blessed the nations in so many other ways especially through contributions in science and technology.