Barb and I just returned from a stunning 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. After long flights there (10 hours from Denver to Frankfurt and 4 hours to Tel Aviv), we were off and running during 14- to 15-hour days. Below are just a few highlights that may be of interest to those who have not yet taken this life-altering trip. Suffice it to say, we’ll never read Bible passages about the Holy Land or the life of Christ the same way again.
We had a beautiful and spiritually uplifting 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Barb and I traveled as part of a group led by our teaching pastor, Dave Erickson. The goal: to learn, yes, but even more importantly to deepen our discipleship and our personal relationship with Jesus.
Galilee was a surprise. The hilly region around the “Sea” of Galilee is still just undeveloped enough that you can literally feel and imagine the stories from the time of Jesus. It was green and lush. And, it was one of the few places you knew you were walking where Jesus once walked (Nazareth, Caesarea Philippi, Capernaum, etc.), and sailed (the Sea of Galilee), as well as where Paul walked and was imprisoned (Caesarea Marina).