Many of you have been praying for our trip with FCA and I’d like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU.
I’ll be there with my dad and a group of college students helping run FCA sports camps. Many of you know that Israel is just about my favorite place in the world, and I’m over-the-moon excited to be going back this time to spend time in the West Bank.
Having just returned from Israel, God’s chosen people are on my heart in the biggest way. They are preparing for the Spring Feasts, and this week in particular – Passover week. One of the extraordinary things about the Jewish feasts is the way the Lord Jesus is represented in them. He’s not only represented, but He’s the ultimate Fulfillment of each one.
The Spring Feasts are interesting because they pointed the nation of Israel to His first coming:
Passover – Feast of Unleavened Bread – First Fruits – Pentacost
When you study the feasts, you not only see Jesus unveiled as the promised Messiah, but you see how He fulfilled each one perfectly!
I love studying the feasts and since Passover is this week, let’s take a quick look at the Seder plate and Passover elements. Some observances have been added since His death, but it’s still easy to “find” Him in them…
Among the many things I love about visiting the Holy Land is the FOOD, and it amazes me how many people ask about it! We stay in hotels that cater to tour groups, and the kitchen provides a beautiful array of traditional foods. What I love is that they serve the same types of things, they’re just not swimming in creamy sauces and dressings…
Today I’m thankful to be leaving for Israel! Looking back over the past several years, I’ve met some amazing people and made lifelong friends. Last year was particularly special because my dad went and we took both my kids. Three generations in the Holy Land – how cool is THAT?
My kids have “the fever” almost as badly as their mom.