Updated: Feb 23, 2020
An experience I hope all of us get the chance to do, in this lifetime, is to go to Israel. To get to see and walk where Jesus walked this earth...truly an experience of a lifetime. To be able to just touch the ground, breath the air, and experience the sites...it is life changing. The reality of scripture coming alive, in plain view...a pilgrimage.
But there is another experience I feel is much more important. This is the place of following Jesus in our day-to-day lives. The honor of walking where He wants us to, breathing His Life on a daily basis, and to be lead by beautiful Holy Spirit...these are the true riches.
Being able to experience Him in an external way is rewarding...but living in Him is much better. When we’re in Him, it really doesn’t matter where we physically are or what we’re doing. It really doesn’t matter if we are in the “right place”. It doesn’t matter if we’re with the “right people”. We are with Him. He is with us.
So we all should plan a time to come to Israel for our own pilgrimage. Maybe many times. But let’s not miss the Pilgrimage going on everyday in our lives. The place of walking, breathing, and touching Him everyday...no matter where we are. To truly live out this verse, “as He is, so are we in this world.” 1John 4:17B KJV