In the Book of Kings, the mighty Assyrian Empire decided to lay siege to Jerusalem. The fierce Assyrian army camped around the walled city and threatened to destroy it as it had countless other cities. The Assyrians were known to be the most savage of ancient armies. Entire cities would surrender out of hand in their presence rather than risk their cruelty. The situation looked hopeless. Just then, an angel of the Lord went out and struck down over a hundred thousand of the Assyrian army. Another miracle of the Bible the world finds hard to believe.
Two ancient historians, who weren’t believers or from Israel, bear witness to the miracle. One was Berosus, a historian from Chaldea. He records that the Assyrian army was besieging Jerusalem. While they were camped around the city, ready to take it at night, a miracle happened. The Assyrian army was struck down by an invisible hand. This is amazing – a non-Jewish ancient historian confirming the veracity of an incredible and miraculous salvation. God saved His people from the certain calamity of a hopeless situation. How much more will He do the same for you?
Today’s Mission – When you’re afraid, facing an impossible situation, know that the Lord is a God of the Impossible.