I wanted to update you on our trip to Israel today because I’m getting emails and comments asking if we are still going. Our trip has been canceled. It’s my understanding that all tourism trips have been canceled until further notice.
Last Sunday, in my email, I shared about our trip possibly being canceled, and someone commented that that should be the least of anyone’s concern.
Of course, our trip to Israel being canceled is not important in the grand scheme. What is happening in Israel is our concern, and we have prayed continually for Israel since this war started.
But I would be remiss if I didn’t admit we were disappointed momentarily. This was not a vacation. My husband was leading a group of 80 people. He had been preparing and working on the trip for a year. It was a spiritual trip, and we were excited about going.
Once we realized the horrific details, we were thankful we had not left for our trip (we were to go on October 27th). This week, Psalm 16:9 came to my mind: The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
We can make all the plans we want, but always remember to hold our plans lightly.
This has been a difficult week, and I’m so thankful for God’s word that tells us we will hear of wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6). We shouldn’t be surprised.
Complete peace on Earth won’t happen until the Lord returns. During this time of suffering and war, we faithfully pray for peace in Israel.
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Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!