I always though about going to Israel but I never acted on it, then recently I had the opportunity. My wife and I decided now was the time; we went with a group led by pastors from affiliated churches and our tour guide there had a history degree. I have only great memories from my 2 Israel tours, soon to be 3. There are more sights and information taught than can be retained which is why we continue to go back. The biblical teaching at every site we stop at imprints geographical sights and sounds into the biblical narrative. It’s like the bible went from black and white to color. The Word is just as true as always but there is now a personal connection that I never had before. The people are loving and kind, the land is beautiful and the energy and excitement of the Old City in Jerusalem has to be experienced to truly understand. There is thousands of years of history in the little county that God has blessed, come see for yourself what you have only imagined in your mind.
Israel is a unique country that has the finger prints of God visible throughout the tiny nation. Being able to see with your own eyes the picture that is painted in the Word of God, causes the Scripture to come alive in a way that no one could explain in words alone. To walk on the very stone steps leading up to the Temple Mount where Jesus very feet walked, and seeing the places vividly describe in Scripture with your own eyes is beyond amazing. It is an experience that you will cherish always. My wife summarizes it this way: “You can leave Israel, but it never leaves you.”