Israel Bound

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”  Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.  That is where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to praise the name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel.  There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.  May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”  For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”  For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity (Psalm 122:1-9, NIV).

As I write this post, I am sitting in New Jersey awaiting my flight connection to Tel Aviv.  From there I travel first to Hebrew University for a meeting and then to my hotel in the Old City, near the Jaffa Gate.  Keep watching as I plan to post reflections over the week.  I will also “Tweet” from various locations in the land as my connection allows.  Pray for the peace of Israel.

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