A week ago I returned from a ten day excursion to Israel. I met up with my father-in-law, my best bud, and a handful of great pastors and we went virtually all over the country. This was a trip home for me, in a sense. Back to a place where I spent four amazing years of my life. There’s never a time that I go “home” to Israel that I’m not impacted.
There’s something significant walking the soil wherein the seeds of your faith have been planted. Fixing your eyes on the places you read about in the text of Scripture cannot help but change the way you see the world. Looking at the field where shepherds were watching their sheep the night Jesus was born, sitting under an olive tree in the same garden where Jesus agonized on my behalf, walking the same streets He walked as he was paraded out of the city to be crucified, standing on the shores of Galilee almost hearing the echo of his teachings in the New Testament come whispering in your ears; these and so many more significant places send a jolt to the core of who I am. I love going home.
I’d like to invite you to join me on my next trip over. Go ahead and mark your calendars now to join me on a tour of Israel, Monday, November 17 thru Wednesday, November 26, 2014, that’s a little over a year away. If you’re interested in going, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I promise you that when you go and come back, you’ll agree there’s no place like home, and home will have a whole new connotation.
If you’d like to see some of my pics from the trip you can go over to my Instagram page.
Hope you’ll go home with me next year.