Shalom from Israel!
From the heat of the desert of the Negev…
…to the beauty of lush Galilee…
Our Good Father proclaims His Faithfulness to His children who trust in His promises! The land shouts of a Father who longs to be with His people and bless them with His love. All He asks is that we trust His perfect love. This was made real to us as we spent some time in a cave in Bethlehem:
God sent His One and Only Son to be born in a cave similar to this to show us the way to the Father. As Philippians 2 says:
He became nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in the appearance of man He humbled himself and become obedient to death even death on a cross! (vs. 7-8).
As we walk around on the same ground where the Lamb of God who was born in the fields of shepherds and delivered Himself to Mount Moriah as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. The 3rd day He walked out of a borrowed tomb in Jerusalem to become the forever King of the Universe!
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. (vs. 10-11).
And praise be to our faithful God that all who have been baptized into the promises of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have become sons and daughter of the King of Kings and LORD of lords!