Reflections from Israel 2019
Read about the adventurers’ experience in their own words!
“The most memorable part of the trip was seeing all the biblical sites. When you go to Israel, the Bible basically comes alive. You get to see where a lot of the stuff in the Bible happened, and you get to see firsthand. It’s basically proof that the Bible is real.”
“It may seem silly, but it was surprising how many thorns there were in Israel. This first came to my attention on our first day of the dig. Amidst the winter wash, there were weeds that had grown in the year since the site was last active. Many golden thorns had grown within these weeds, but biblical Libnah was not the only place affected. Visiting other sites such as Azekah and Gezer proved just as sharp. Now, the terrain and flora may have been different 3000 years ago, but I tried to imagine David or Elijah running long distances through this landscape and being scraped by thorns. In some ways, it adds to it all.”
“It was exciting to be in a place where one of God’s people was so strong and courageous because God was working through him. It was amazing to me, because no matter where we are, God’s people have always been courageous and faithful to Him. Anywhere we are, God can work through us.”
“A lot of times, you hear about Bible characters from a skeptical point of view: ‘Oh, yeah, maybe these people lived, maybe they were around.’ But when you go to Israel and start talking to the archaeologists, there’s no doubt in their minds. ‘One hundred percent, this guy was here, and this is what we know he’s done.'”
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