Sunday, July 30, 2006

A Miraculous Message

"This is really a miracle find"
~ Pat Wallace, director of the National Museum of Ireland

There are plenty of skeptics who will scoff at and dismiss the idea of a supernatural message attached to the archaeological find in Ireland a couple of weeks ago, during the early days of the Israeli-Lebanese conflict. A construction worker noticed that his bulldozer had unearthed a 1,ooo+ year old book of psalms in a soggy bog, open to Psalm 83.

The discovery of the ancient book is the first of its kind in Ireland, unusual enough in itself. But the fact that it was laid open to such a pertinent piece of Holy Scripture gives me goose bumps.

Call it the Druid in me, but I, for one, am given pause to consider the possibility of something beyond our ken signaling us to take heed of current events in a biblical context. Just have a look at the opening verses of Psalm 83:

1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee

Coincidence? Maybe. But those pesky Druid bones tell me that there is no way this is an accidental find.