Thank you for praying for those of us who were able to go to Israel recently! God blessed us so, as we walked the byways in the land of the Bible. We went from the top of the country, at Dan, and the headwaters of the Jordan at the base of Mt. Hermon, clear down to the bottom, where we looked across the border to view four nations, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, as well as the tip of the Red Sea.
What scenes came before our minds as we walked down there, in the same areas where the children of Israel wandered for 40 years in that same wilderness! What stories those ancient deserts and hills have to tell! We were literally experiencing the environment of the book of Numbers in that place.
Then, what a thrill to stand in Nazareth at the brow of the hill, on the very cliff over which the towns people threatened to cast the Lord Jesus after He angered them with His preaching in their synagogue. Mark 6:4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
The ancient town of Megiddo afforded us a view of the great valley of Megiddo, in which the book of Revelation tells us that the last battle will be fought; the battle of Armageddon. Napoleon once stood at that place overlooking the great Jezreel valley and declared, “All the armies of the world could maneuver their forces on this vast plain.”
No doubt it will take a long time for all of us who went to process all we heard and saw in that week of travels there, and we can all say our lives were enriched by the experiences.