Twas the Night Before Israel

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We plan. We wait. We feel like we JUST CAN’T WAIT…

And then it’s here. The day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.

Whether it’s Christmas or a big trip, the Eve before the Big Day is filled with anticipation, excitement, and usually a long list of “to do’s.” Tonight is no different for me and 41 other fellow-sojourners. Tomorrow morning we begin our journey to Israel, the Holy Land. We can hardly wait!

Our group has met about three times to get the packing lists, itineraries, and history lessons. We’ve shopped. Packed. Read books. Studied maps. And made all the arrangements for the families and responsibilities we leave behind.

We’re ready.

We’ll tackle the airports tomorrow…four in all, Tel Aviv being our final destination. I imagine, “the getting there” will be as much of an adventure as our tour through all the sites that await us. But, God willing, we’ll prevail.

Our pastor and his wife — AC and Bev Cole — are our fearless leaders who’ve much experience on such expeditions, so I have no fear that they’ll guide us through customs with ease, just as they’ll guide us along the footsteps of Jesus in the days to come.

12 in all.

We’ll stay in Jerusalem the longest, but we’ll also venture to the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, and end up back on the Mediterranean Coast before we fly out of Tel Aviv.

I hope to blog here as often as I’m able about our experiences in order to share with you all we’re learning.

I, for one, cannot begin to fathom how I’ll feel to walk where He walked. But I CAN’T WAIT to find out! And I look forward to sharing with you.

So…meet me back here soon!

Twas the night before…ISRAEL!

In Him,

Shelley Johnson

Published by Shelley Linn Johnson

Lover of The Word. And words. Cultivator of curiosity about all things Christ. Lifelong learner who likes inviting others along for the journey. Recovering perfectionist who has only recently realized that rhythms are so much better than stress-inducing must-do's.

2 thoughts on “Twas the Night Before Israel

  1. Yay! Praying for a safe trip that blesses each one of you. So excited to go along in your blog.

  2. Can’t wait to read your posts! I’m so happy you got to make this trip. I want to do this someday. Love you! Aunt Karen

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