Some things are hard to get to, but when you do get there, it makes it all the more sweeter.
We are finally in Israel! Even though we had the longest line in the history of airports for check-in, and even though our check-in counter lady told us twice that we were cancelled on the flights, and even though we hit another crazy long line at security and we had to run to our gate, only to find there was a delay in boarding….
We are here! I can’t wait to share about our journey. I’ll blog as I’m able. For now, I must say that a highlight for me was on the flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Tel Aviv. I sat next to an older gentleman from Israel whose eyes danced when we talked. On the other side of me was a younger gentleman from Germany who was reading a book called “Psycho Killer” and downing drinks. I chose to talk to the Israeli man.
When I told my friend on the plane about our Uganda ministry he said, “That’s one of the reasons I love Americans. You people are so good about doing good things like that. You are so generous.”
We talked about different parts of the world, Trump (of course), his family in the U.S., and more.
When we landed, this man said, “Welcome to Israel.”
Isaac from Israel welcomed me to Israel. And I felt thankful and thrilled for our great God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who grafted me into this family.
I told Isaac, “I can’t believe I’m here!”
And he said to me, “Believe it. This is the land for believing.”
“I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.
– Matthew 22:32 (NIV)
~ Susie Stewart