Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

The entire crew

The entire crew

George on the Camel

George on the Camel

Carolyn, Gracie and Shirley in the foreground

Carolyn, Gracie and Shirley in the foreground

Tim Brown reads as Clayton looks on

Tim Brown reads as Clayton looks on

Pastor Herb, Dorothy, Hannah, John and Dave

Pastor Herb, Dorothy, Hannah, John and Dave

No sooner has it begun, then it is over. I have enjoyed greatly the adventure of travelling the length and breadth of this land, but every good adventure must come to an end. I leave Israel better for the experience, as I have each time I have visited here. Many thanks to John and Dorothy. Reuven, has been a patient, gracious and knowledgeable host. Yakov our driver has navigated the streets of Israel in a fashion unparllelled since the days of Herod the Great. Thanks to all!

We return to Canada with memories, trinkets and thoughts. Thoughts of the land the undergird the scriptures throughout both the testaments. Perhaps we will return someday, and perhaps not, but we give thanks for the opportunity to have been here!

Our minds have been stretched, our hearts challenged, our feet excercised, and our palates refined. Above all, we leave burdened. Burdened for the people of the country of Israel, burdened to pray for the peace of this country and of Jerusalem.

Shalom!
Herb the Pastor

Pastor Herb and Chris Z with Val looking on

Pastor Herb and Chris Z with Val looking on

Mary from Saint John

Mary from Saint John

Sam and his grandfather

Sam and his grandfather

1 thought on “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

  1. I was just reading through the old posts once again! Brings back good memories of the trip. This post really sums it up. We were so very fortunate to be able to travel to Israel. Looking at my pictures never gets old. The whole trip really helped me to understand the Scriptures in the setting that they took place and to grasp the importance of praying for the Jewish people. I feel that yearning to walk, once again, through the Jewish quarter, pray at the Western Wall, have my eyes meet the vistas of Jerusalem and return to the arid wilderness of the South and the fertile valleys of the Galilee! Maybe someday! Yet, for now we must pray. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and of Israel. “Masada Shall NOT fall again!” Psalm 122

    Shalom!
    Samuel Landry

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