It’s not enough that God uses bird migrations to remind us of the importance of Israel’s geography.

He also makes it beautiful.

I saw in the news this week an amazing video of the beautiful “murmuring” flight patterns of starlings as they migrated over Israel.

Why Birds Migrate Over Israel

Israel stands at the crossroads of three continents—Asia, Africa, and Europe. In antiquity, the surrounding seas and deserts forced all who traveled to Egypt by land to traverse Israel. That’s why the armies of history all invaded Israel in order to control its International Highway.

What was true of people then remains true of birds today. Geography doesn’t change.

  • Israel serves as the overland passageway for hundreds of thousands of birds that prefer not to migrate over the seas.
  • They soar over the Holy Land in their biannual migrations to and from east Africa.
  • It’s no wonder bird-watching remains a popular activity in Israel.
A starling at Masada

(Photo: A starling at Masada. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

What’s the Point?

The point? God designed Israel’s geography to maximize His people’s influence for His glory. Nations had to travel though the land of God’s people.

Who would have thought birds could remind us that God put us where we are for a reason?

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