We are living in dangerous times.  9/11 brought to the attention of Americans how vulnerable we are against terrorists.  Now I turn on the TV and see pictures of the devastation in the Middle East.  The age-old disputes in that region have erupted in fighting, bombings, and loss of life in this recent flare-up.  The tiny country of Israel has the eyes of the world on it.  I visited this country several years ago and was amazed at its small size and dry, barren land, yet it is the center of our faith. I don’t know the solution to the enmity between these families but the problem started thousands of years ago and will not be settled easily. Pray for wisdom for world leaders.  Yet, with all the chaos and destruction, we know that God is in control. His divine hand wrote in Isaiah 26: 3-4 (NLT), You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.  This is our hope…believe it.