Monday, September 28, 2009

Packin' My Bags!

All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go
I'm standin here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye...

I'm leavin' on a jet plane.....

.... TO JERUSALEM!!!!!!!!!!

Ok - I'm not really going, but I desperately want to. You see, in our Stepping Up Bible Study, lesson 5 was about this incredible, indescribable city. After going through the lesson, and the history of the city, I'm ready to pack my bags! Wanna go with me? If you don't these are the words from Beth Moore, herself.

No other city is like Jerusalem. It beckons sojourners like no other land, and like no other place I've ever been, it lends a strange sense of "home" even to the visitor casting her first glance. Kay Arthur once told me that the more you go to Jerusalem, the more you want to go. I've found that to be true. I felt the spiritual draw the first time I ever went, but after the second time, I departed with a sense of urgency that I must go again and again.

What do you think it would be like to see this, the Garden Tomb...the place that many scholars believe Jesus was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimethea?

Would you sit and wait in the Garden of Gethsemane?

Would you read the Word on the Mount of Olives?

Would you walk down by the Via Delorosa, the path Jesus took to his crucifixion?

Would you look up in grandeur at the city wall?

Would you bring your cares before Him at the Wailing Wall?

I pray that one day, I will make a journey to this Holy City. I'm ready to pack my bags and go to the place where history truly began. Do you want to come with me?


Rachel said...

That would be such an amazing and interesting trip! :)

Caroline said...




have been saving for awhile for this trip.....hopefully i can go sometime SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany Truett said...

I absolutely love doing Beth's stepping up study....she is so gifted

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