This spiritual journey was not only for me but for my mother who recently passed away. She always wished to visit Israel; nevertheless, she was with me the whole time. This was a cathartic experience; tears of love, peace and happiness flowed when I was at the Wailing Wall/Western Wall, crossing the Sea of Galilee and Baptism in the Jordan River. Each site I visited brought me closer and closer to God, my Lord and Savior.
The devotional guidance was tremendous, which took me on a biblical as well as a historical journey. Reading biblical verses in reference to several sites set the tone. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105) On the tour bus, we sung, praised, and worshipped in spirit and truth.
The journey was incredible, spectacular and simply a blessing. It gave me new meaning to my life and also a different perspective about the tension between factions. I heard the facts and both sides before judging. It takes a lot of energy to hate and less to love. “And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (Corinthians 13:13)
At the end of this journey, I am still singing: “What a Mighty God we Serve.” “Worthy is the Lamb.” “This is the Air I Breathe,” "Oh Happy Day," and “You Are the Living Word.” One word sums up this experience/journey, WOW!
10/5/2015 10:17:51 am
Sister Sandra twas a joy having you with us on this holy pilgrimage. You've been blessed to be a blessing...and you are.
10/5/2015 10:49:16 am
Pastor Allen, thank you and Doug for making this trip possible.
4/3/2020 08:29:07 am
I have never tried it yet, but I can feel that it isa experience where I will learn a lot of things, especially to myself! I love the challenge though!
7/1/2020 03:23:00 am
I want to go back to running and competing again, but it is going to be hard. I was injured two years ago, and ever since then, I was never the same. I have been through rehab, but it is not enough. It will be a long journey back to competitions, but I want to do it. I want to keep getting better, and I do not care how long it takes. I live to run, that is my purpose in life.
11/20/2020 08:26:35 pm
I just found this blog and have high hopes for it to continue. Keep up the great work, its hard to find good ones. I have added to my favorites. Thank You
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I love traveling and witnessing history. Of course, I have to find a coffee shop; so I can have my latte.