Monday, June 19, 2017
Pilgrimage Day 6 -- Rome to Israel
"I have fixed my eyes on your hills,
Jerusalem, my Destiny!
Though I cannot see the end for me,
I cannot turn away.
We have set our hearts for the way;
this journey is our destiny.
Let no one walk alone.
The journey makes us one."
When we passed a sign that told how many miles to Nazareth, tears fell again. (BTW -- I won't be wearing eye make-up anymore on this journey. There's just no sense because I expect to be overwhelmed with love for my Savior so much I can't contain all that is welling up inside of me. I tend to think it's those "springs of living water" that I know will never run dry)..
We traveled by Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle of turning the water into wine at a marriage feast, then by Cyprus where his dad, Joseph, came to work. And in this region, Jesus learned his father's trade and worked alongside him.
This morning, we'll board a boat that takes us across the Sea of Galilee. I plan to envision Him walking on the water toward me and I'll say "My Lord, my Savior and my God! And, He'll say back to me...."Donna, peace be still" and I know all that is within me that often seems out of control.....will be still with the command of His words to my soul!"