Day 9, cont. Israel 2018

We just returned from an amazing show at King David’s – beautiful laser light show about the life and times of my favorite guy in the Old Testament.

As we were following Yonatan without our whisper devices for the first time we were talking about how it’s been this past week– if you wandered too far from his voice it became difficult to hear him and follow along. But as you moved close to him we could hear him loud and clear. This leads to a spiritual lesson. When God speaks he often whispers. If you’ve moved away from him too far it’s hard to understand or follow what he’s saying. And, just like when we were following Yonatan, when you wander too far you can start feeling afraid of getting lost or left behind.

It has been a trip of a lifetime. I’m so glad my mom wanted me to go and so glad she’s up there with Jesus for the past few weeks, seeing our adventure from his presence.

The tomb is empty. The cross is empty. Jesus rose in victory over 2000 years ago and the whole world is drawn to see the evidence of his life and times. He came to save and redeem and forgive all of us. Jew, gentile, Palestinian, Israeli, Black, white. Wise men still seek him. If you ever get the opportunity to come, take it. It’s not a vacation — it’s a spiritual adventure into the roots of our faith.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.” For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your prosperity.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭122:6-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

©Belindabotzong2018

2 thoughts on “Day 9, cont. Israel 2018

  1. Belinda, thank you so much for this blog of our trip. It has helped me remember all that we did. I did takes notes, but this was so beautiful to read. You have a gift. I’m in tears. It was a pleasure to have met you and Savannah. After have lost my mom 12 years ago and my dad 3 years ago, I know what you are going thru. My joy is that I know I’ll see them again and that they are in heaven walking the golden streets of heaven with Jesus. The void is there it doesn’t go away but there is peace. I will keep you both in my prayers in the days and months ahead. With love, Suzanne Pombar

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!! We feel so blessed that we were able to do this trip. She would have loved our stories and you have no idea how many times I started to call to tell her things we saw and did. Glory to God for extending our life experiences. We just landed in Seattle. So exhausted! So glad!

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