Ashkelon and the Seacoast

This has been a busy month for me. It was the month of two cataract surgeries, but I won’t be able to get the needed glasses for reading until about the second week of January. With each surgery it takes about two days to get over the dilation and do any serious reading and computer work.

I want to share a photo of the beach and Mediterranean Sea at Ashkelon. The city is in the news this week due to the conflict between Israel and Gaza. Ashkelon is the closest Israeli town to the Gaza Strip.

The Sea at Ashkelon. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

The LORD spoke against the Philistine cities through the prophet Jeremiah (ch. 47). These verses caught my attention.

How long will you cry out, ‘Oh, sword of the LORD, how long will it be before you stop killing? Go back into your sheath! Stay there and rest!’ But how can it rest when I, the LORD, have given it orders? I have ordered it to attack the people of Ashkelon and the seacoast. (Jeremiah 47:6-7 NET)

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