Home from Israel


Debbie and I just returned from a trip to Israel.  We visited many places where Jesus walked as well as several Old Testament sites.  It was extremely inspiring as well as educational.  This was our second trip to Israel, though the first one was very short.  There is more to see and more to learn than one can imagine.  Each site that we visited gave us a new understanding of the Biblical event that occurred there.  Every trip there makes you want to go back for more.  I believe every Christian should visit Israel if possible.  Pastors especially should go.  It would be invaluable to their study and to their preaching.  Jewish people have a special saying:  “Next year, Jerusalem!”  It expresses a hope and a plan, a desire to go to where it all happened.  It would be a good saying for us too:  “Next year, Jerusalem!”