Israel Day #2&3
Following along the lines of my first two posts, this will be nothing about the places I visited or the things I did, but rather my reflections on the whole process. Suffice to say that I misplaced my credit card yesterday evening, took a really long detour with my car to the restaurant where I left it since I did not have gps, and found my credit card (thank God!). And did not go according to...
Israel Day #1
It’s hard to believe my eyes when I first caught the aerial view of Israel from the cranky Aerosvit Airlines Boeing 737. I see a vast sprawling metropolis with many adjacent settlements. All these swanky buildings set amidst a desert-like landscape. I couldn’t believe myself too - that I’ve finally made this trip to Israel. Why the need for a pilgrimage, you ask? What about God’s people...
Israel Day #0
“Can it really be so, my Lord God? Can there be in me anything capable of containing You?” (Book 1 Chapter 2, “Confessions of Saint Augustine”) It almost feels surreal that in a day’s time I will set foot in the land that we read so much about in the bible, the land where Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus walked and lived. That is certainly raging excitement in me. Yet...