Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey
Kristine and I spent two weeks in the Holy Land in April of 2019. As I expected the climate, plant-life and terrain were identical to our home in Southern CA. It too enjoyed abundant precipitation that prior winter.
The flowers were flourishing. The waters rushed through the creek beds. It was a wonderful time of year to first visit this treasured land.
Many of the commercial signs were in English as well as Hebrew. We never felt isolated and always felt the warmth of the Israelis. Additionally our tour group included old friends and new ones.
I was struck by the splendor of the country: the rolling green hills of the Golan Heights; the silver-blue color of the Sea of Galilee (below) and the character/richness of the old city of Jerusalem. Above all, we felt God’s presence and peace which one Hebrew word best describes, shalom (שלום).
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