Back from Israel

I prayed for 30 years to go visit the Holy Land. That prayer was answered on March 21st. Three years ago, God showed us where to get the down payment. Then he showed us what to do to raise the rest of the money. Each sacrifice became easier.

Our plane was to leave 2 days before the world shut down because of COVID-19. The trip was postponed three times and then canceled.

When Israel opened up for tourism, the trip was reinstated. Twenty-four of the original 39 took a leap of faith, and 3 COVID tests, to tour the relatively empty sites.

David and I took a selfie at the Dead Sea!

It was a huge miracle. But God is a God of miracles, large and small.

1 Kings 17:24, “Then the woman said to Elijah, ‘Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.’

New American Standard Bible

Raising her son from the dead was the second miracle the woman received, vv.17-23. The flour in her bowl and the oil in her jar didn’t run out for three years, v. 16. She didn’t believe Elijah was a prophet of the Lord until she received a big miracle.

Statue of Elijah on the top of Mt. Carmel

Dear Lord, forgive me for not recognizing the miracles of provision that you send every day. Amen.

Hebrews 11:6, “We must believe that God…rewards everyone who searches for Him.”

Contemporary English Version

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