Israel, Kenya’s One True Friend

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.

Sharing Our Mediocre Lives

Sometimes I try to pause and think a little about my life. And when I do, I sometimes feel like there has to be more to this. On the one hand I find that I get somewhat stuck in the routine of life you know, work, family, social stuff and all that. And some of these things are important in our daily lives. Then there is the other part of me that thinks that there should be more… that maybe I should be doing more… and not just more of the same, but something more meaningful. I wonder if I am the only one that feels that way cause I have noticed that the world seems to want to feel that just about anything they are doing is cool? exciting and worth making others envious about.

Take Facebook for example. I spend a fair amount of time each day on Facebook. I so so primarily to catch up on news. But part is also to catch up on Facebook friends. This is where it starts to get a little silly. On the one hand there are those who hardly ever update their statuses, but then there are those who update two, three, ten times a day. What I am finding more and more ridicules and extremely boring are those whose statuses essentially are saying “please look at me and all these cool things I am doing”. What is interesting is that I know a tin of folks who are doing really cool stuff but don’t talk about it, and others who are doing ordinary or even mediocre stuff but really have a need to share that. Why is that?

Anyway, enough rambling for now.., maybe I will address this topic when I have had time to organize my thoughts a little better.

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