A fresh reading


4 April 2006

This is my first post-trip post. I can’t promise that there will be all that many in the future, but when I experience something worth talking about, I’ll post.

So this morning was the first chance I have had to really sit down and read the Bible since my trip to the Holy Land. Before I left a bunch of people told me, “you’ll never read the Bible the same again.” Of course, being the self-conscious person that I am I thought, “Oh no, what if I go to Israel and it doesn’t change how I read the Bible?!” But as it happens I needn’t have worried. As I read Matthew this morning it was really strange because when it talked about the places that Jesus was, I could actually picture the scenery and landscape in my mind. Having seen the places made reading very different. I’ve believed the Bible was reliable and authoritative for many years, but as I read this morning, there was more of an experience of it being rooted in history and a real geography. So I guess it is true, I really won’t ever read the Bible the same again. I’m very grateful for the experience.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by pastor david on April 5, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    Brent,
    It was good to read through your trip! Thanks for taking great pics and walking others through the places where our Jesus walked. I know what you mean about not reading scripture the same again…may you never read it the same again!
    Dave

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  2. Posted by Julie N on May 30, 2006 at 4:05 am

    Brent,
    I so enjoyed reading your account of Isreal. It inspired me and caused me an even deeper longing to visit there myself. Your comments and photos made me think that you could do this professionally! I am so glad that you had this experience, what has blessed you has blessed me. God is indeed kind and wise.
    Julie

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