Thursday, August 30, 2012

Holy Land Pilgrimage Epilogue

The 2012 Holy Land Pilgrimage is over now - it has been almost 4 weeks since our return.  Life has returned to normal - with jobs - commitments - back to the old routine.  But we are a changed people - we will never be able to put into words exactly what happened to each and every one of us. We experienced the same and yet different things - in the exact same place. We felt the hand of God on us - we saw Jesus in the eyes - the doorways to our hearts - in each other -  we laughed - we cried - we sat in awesome wonder of the space that we shared with the people of Israel.  We talked with each other and locals - we ate their food and drank their wine - we walked in the footsteps of Our Lord and Savior - and already we long to repeat the experience.
Bar Mitzvah Celebration at Western Wall

Our God is an Awesome God!  He provides for us and call us to discipleship.  Just as the original twelve disciples - the 36 pilgrims - all of us - are called to spread the Gospel of Jesus to everyone we meet.

Deacon Dale