“Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King. God is in her citadels; He has shown Himself to be her fortress.” Psalm 48:2-3
For years I’ve longed to visit the Holy Land. To walk where Jesus walked, where He preached, where He healed the sick, where He willingly chose to die on a cross so I could one day stand before a Holy God sinless, guiltless, and pure.
I’ve longed to see the sites He took in each day. To experience the waves in the Sea of Galilee, the refreshing water in the Jordan River, the beautiful hillside of the Mount of Olives, and the majesty and mystery of the Temple grounds.
Today, my dream of taking this journey to the Promised Land is coming to fruition – as I write, I’m traveling to Israel.
It seems surreal as I honestly never thought I would have this opportunity. But, here I am, embarking on a journey with Jesus (and my sweet husband, and a ministry team of 18) into His homeland.
Many have asked me to write of my experience as I travel – so as technology allows me to I will try my best to put into words what I know will be amazing and life-changing.
I once read that to visit the Holy Land is to step out of the physical world and enter into a spiritual one. I certainly don’t think you have to go to Israel to have a spiritual encounter with God, but I know for me it will allow me to step away from the distractions of life and focus completely on Jesus. To try to understand Him more. To be more aware of His teachings. To stand in awestruck wonder at the sacrifice He made for me. And to appreciate Him like never before.
So, I’m trusting God will exceed my expectations and take me beyond the pages of His Word and into a spiritual awakening like no other. I pray He gives me the words to allow you to experience it with me. In the meantime, I’ll see you in Jerusalem. Shalom…Katie