Day 5 in Israel
What a blessed day this day has been. We started our day off in the Jordan River and ended it in the Dead Sea. To be baptized in the same waters that Jesus was baptized, was amazing. The Power of God was so heavy that it literally knocked the wig off of one of the ladies (Lol). When I tell you that "Holy Laughter" came on everyone and that this anointing was heavy, trust me, it was!
Seriously, I developed a greater appreciation for baptism. At times we as Christians take baptism lightly.
This day for me was an eye opener. I experienced this morning a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a similar boat that Jesus most likely had taken. The waters that he and Peter walked on, where Jesus calmed the winds and the waves and where Peter pulled money out a fish's mouth. Yep, I was there! Just being out there gave me such peace and assurance that everything is going to be alright in my life. What a peace, that cannot be destroyed because I have Jesus on board with me.
Day 3 Israel: A New Day
What a busy and blessed day was this day! If you
could see my hands, you would see them stretched out and up to the Lord.
Israel is a fabulous country with a fabulous history.
Israel has only been
a recognized country since 1948. This becoming a nation filled many
scriptures such as Amos 9:14-15I
will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities
and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will
make gardens and eat their fruit.
Day 2 of my Israel Journey
Let me begin by saying that Israel is 7 hrs. ahead of Eastern Standard
Time. This means that I am writing this blog at 11:23pm, so that makes
it 4:23pm EST. I’m writing trying to keep my eyes open so I can keep
you informed on what is going on in my life while in the Holy Land.
Somebody look at your neighbor and say “This day!” This has been a day of
traveling overnight. Leaving NYC at 11:55pm on Tuesday, flying for 10hrs
and arriving in Tel Aviv at 5pm on Wednesday.
As I sit here at the Syracuse airport waiting to board my flight to Israel, this is mixed emotions going through my mind.
I am mostly thinking about how I wished I had showered again before leaving for the airport! It has been a busy hot day; going into work, making sure all my clinical notes are up to date, going to the barbershop getting a "fresh cut" and talking trash about the Dodgers and the Patriots to the Cowboys crew (they know who they are), going to the mall with my wife to get some clothes (can't go to Israel looking any kind of way), meeting with a brother from the church who dropped a word in my spirit and I in his, then finally rushing to the airport trying to make sure that I get through security in time to catch my flight to JFK.