Have you ever read the Bible and wished you could have been there in that place to see what Jesus was pointing at… to walk where He walked… to see what the Disciples saw?
I just returned home from the Holy Land. There really aren’t enough words to fully describe what I experienced there.
That’s why I want to share some of my journey through pictures and devotions over the next several weeks.
I believe the pictures are so necessary because we think in pictures. Our mind houses thousands, maybe millions of pictures that help us visualize words we hear and read. Without pictures we can’t possibly capture the depth of proper meaning.
I saw this when we adopted our boys from Africa. Though they spoke English, there was a pretty extreme language barrier between us. For example, if I said, “Do you want to eat a hot dog?”… they would picture a dog who was very hot… and, well, you get why that lunch discussion didn’t go very well.
That’s what I kept thinking about while on my intense study trip in Israel. I’ve studied the Scriptures for years, but without the pictures in my mind I missed so much.
Oh, how I wish I could whisk you away to experience Israel with me in person. Maybe we can do this together one day! But since that’s not possible today, I thought I could slip a few pictures and thoughts under your door and with great enthusiasm say, “Isn’t it amazing?”
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Now, let’s begin.
I started my journey with shaky hands, wearing broken in boots…
After 13 hours of flying, we landed in Israel. I was in the Holy Land. And my soul whispered, “you will feel at home here.”
My prayer is that you would have that same sense of feeling at home through these pictures, posts, and devotions. I can’t wait to relive this journey with you.