As we all are returning home from what has been for most of us a once in a lifetime experience, I’ve had time to reflect on how we become frustrated at times (when we are stuck in traffic, or in a long line or plans are unexpectedly altered). We probably all experienced that in the past couple days. I wondered how Jesus and the disciples handled frustrating circumstances. The Bible tells of many circumstances where crowds followed them in their travels. I am sure we are all missing out on some very teachable moments in those circumstances.
We are so thankful for this trip. Thank you to the IFL and Inspiration staff for doing a great job handling such a large group and making it an enjoyable experience. We may not be coming home physically refreshed but certainly spiritually overflowing!
Finally, I want to thank my daughter Sarah for inviting me to join her on this incredible journey!
Tonight we were treated to an incredible concert. Mr. Phelps’ voice is so dynamic it will give you goose bumps. He sings with such passion and from the heart. Looking forward to the new songs he said he had written on this trip.
Shepherds, guide, and bus driver meet in the evening after our travelers settle into the hotel. Each location and event has been carefully planned to ensure the safety and education of our IFL travelers.
Today was our first full day in the Holy City and we started out at the overlook at the top of the Palm Sunday Road.
The sun was shining and the locals turned out to greet us. It it always amazing to see groups of Pilgrims from all over the globe as we tour the various sites. We started out at the overlook at the top of the Palm Sunday Road and ended up hours later at the Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church where our hymns of praise echoed off the thick walls of the ancient Crusader era church—a fitting ending to a wonderful day.