It happens now whenever I read the Gospels. I see images. I picture the mountains, the lake, the land. I can walk it in my mind. I actually see The Story. I see it in 3-D.
It happened again on Easter. As I preached through Jesus’ decision to leave Galilee and walk south to Jerusalem (Luke 9.51, ff)…I WAS THERE!–seeing the countryside He saw and smelling the same aromas He smelled.
Having been to the Holy Land, the Gospel of Jesus takes on a deeply realistic, living-color, three-dimensional quality that is deeply profound. Studying his teaching where He taught…standing on the beach of Galilee where He invited his disciples for breakfast…walking where he walked on ancient Roman roads…praying exactly where he prayed in the Garden.
This is an amazing set of experiences that will forever change you.
Many people have a trip to Israel on their bucket list. Allow me to suggest you not wait any longer. Once you live through this experience, the Bible will forever after “stand up” in your mind three-dimensionaly. As a passionate teacher of God’s Word, I can’t wait to exchange my classroom of chairs, slideshows, and dry erase boards with the classroom of the Galilean countryside or a 1st Century Roman city!
- January 24 – Feb 2 2017
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Bill Mesaeh, Jr
MA, MRE, MDiv