If you stare long enough at all the paper-prayers smooshed into the cracks of that enormous wall, one wonders if the cracks grow a bit wider each day in proportion to the cumulative suffering and loss experienced by our human race as the LORD tarries in His return.
Suddenly you are funneled into that little doorway as you descend to your golden moment, whereupon you have about 10 seconds to observe and pay homage at the spot where Heaven invaded Earth and Eternity kissed mortality before a staff person shoos you onward to keep the line moving.
In an era where many Christians worship by passively staring at a jumbo screen, we need to get back to seeking and engaging God-Reality with all our senses—seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching.
"So I think my biggest takeaway is that the Holy Land might have begun in Israel, but it was never meant to end there."
For the past twenty years I have been getting the Holy Land inside of me through my studies and ministry experience, and now its time for me to go inside the Holy Land!
Reposted from July 2012. -JB This July the City of Mound celebrates her centennial. It’s a time to look back and remember the people and places that have shaped our shared history. As a pastor called to start a church in Mound where I grew up, I’ve been fascinated by the beginnings of other local … Continue reading The Spiritual Legacy of the City of Mound