In the Beginning . . .
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge. (Psalm 19:1-2)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Today we leave one land and travel to another. In the land we travel from, we tend to measure the “ancient” in hundreds of years, while the land we travel to measures the ancient in thousands of years.
As we leave the ground to fly east, let the changing perspective that we experience from the air remind you that our Lord is God of the Ages, the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is the God of our seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, centuries, and millennia.
We can trust God with our time. With the Lord, there is no beginning and no end. As our journey to the Holy Land continues to unfold, remember that God has a plan to bless you in these moments. Begin to look for those blessings, and let God begin to direct your gaze not only to the landscape and its amazing history, but upward to him and the promise-filled future in God’s faithfulness to which the past acts as such a solid witness.
Let the land testify to the power and trustworthiness of our God!