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Monday, March 11, 2013

On to Israel

Since I have just come back from a trip to Holy Land, I can imagine the scenes described in the bible more clearly.  

Traveling from Jordan, hours of watching the desert scenes pass by was tiring (and imagine, the Israelites weren't even riding in an airconditioned bus like we were!)  

Sometimes in life, our promised land, the answer to our prayers, takes so long in coming and we get tired of waiting.   We don't see how we'll ever get to the promised land.  And sometimes, like the Israelites, we start complaining.  

A rainbow reminded us of God's promises, so fitting after our experience of the flash floods in Petra.  

Right when we crossed the border to Israel, while we were waiting to disembark, we heard birds singing and to our amazement, there were so many birds in the olive tree outside the bus.  

It was raining when we were on Mount Nebo, and we did not see the view of Israel from there.  At last we were in "this land flowing with milk and honey." 

After the browns of the desert views, I enjoyed the beautiful colors around... 

God's creation up close is awesome!

Yes, it may take a while, but we will eventually get to our promised land!

I recalled the words from Galatians 3:29: "If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to the promise."   What a wonderful verse!  I am an heir according to the promise and this is the land of my descendants!  

Sharing this in Inspire Me Monday and Word Art Wednesday!

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enthusiastically, dawn said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. The verses and your artwork were perfect as well!

Doda Smith said...

wonderful , wonderful pictures - your drawing included! xx

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Your work is not only beautiful to look at but carries such deep, deep meanings.

The art, the photos, the deeper meanings--really stunning!

Netty said...

must have been a wonderful experience to travel through Israel and thank you for sharing. Loving your beautiful page.Hugs Annette

Ann said...

Yes, yes, and yes. I was always struck by how they wandered for 40 years in the desert because of their doubt and unbelief in God. I heart a bible teacher once say that they actually wandered in a circle with out actually realizing it. Something every human being and Christian can identify with. Beautiful image and pictures.

Ann said...

I'm back again, ha! Beautiful post. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures. What a beautiful array of God's goodness. Thanks for blessing us by sharing your art.
Word Art Wednesday

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Thank you for sharing your journey in the Holy Land with us. I truly feel blessed!

Create With Joy said...

These posts of your trip to the Holy Land have been among my favorites, Peggy - I feel like I've traveled right alongside you!

Thanks for inspiring us - you've been featured this week at Inspire Me Monday at

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