“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.” (Isaiah 17:1, nkjv)
[This is the eleventh post in a series about the Blessed Hope–the return of Jesus Christ (War and Rumors of War)]
Wars and rumors of wars are taking place around the world, but in Syria there are at least ten different conflicts playing out to a horrific end for the Syrian people.
In the last year, over 400,000 lives have been lost due to the civil war and the cruel bombing of civilian neighborhoods by Bashar al’Assad ‘s army. Millions have been driven from their homes into surrounding countries.
Children have not escaped the ravages of war.
How sad it is to see a grieving parent carrying a bundle of blood-stained cloths, knowing a beloved child is wrapped inside.
Gut-wrenching tears mingle with sweat as rescue workers pull families from jagged concrete– a daily 9-11. Chemical attacks fill the air with chlorine.
This is real.
Damascus was a city of over 1.7 million people. Eastern Ghouta has been bombed to near-ruins. Imagine New York, London, or Beijing decimated to smoking piles of rubble. The world should be outraged.
Yet, this genocide continues with barely a blip on the evening news. There is more said about the low ratings of the Oscars than the slaughter of nearly half a million people.
Students of Bible prophecy are witnessing the destruction of Damascus with heavy hearts. The predictions that the prophet Isaiah wrote 2700 years ago are unfolding before our eyes.
Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the world and has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years. If the warfare continues, it will indeed be a heap of ruins. A long-ago predicted destruction is now coming to pass.