My call...

Romans 10:13-14 (NLT)
For “EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ISRAEL - Day 1 & 2

And the journey begins....

We left the Atlanta Airport at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 02/09....after 10 hours of flying + 6 hours of time difference, we arrived to Frankfurt at 10:00 am on Thursday 02/10.... with only 1 hour of connection + 4 hours of flying + 1 hour of time difference, we arrived to Tel Aviv at 4:00 pm...... and after 3 hours on a bus ride, we finally arrived to Tiberias at 7:00 pm.

The place were we are staying is called “The Scotts Hotel, St. Andrew’s Galilee”. This place used to be a hospital sponsored by Presbyterians from Scotland, and know they use the facilities as a hotel. Therefore, the architecture and style are amazing, you can also sense a very spiritual environment, although all the male employees are wearing those funny skirts (respectfully).

During the 16 + hours that I was in the airplane and bus, I ‘got’ to spend all my time with John’s Wesley biography and theology, and I was able to read the 374 pages of the book ‘The Burning Heart, John Wesley:Evangelist” by Skevington Wood. (Note that it wasn’t because I love to read, but a requirement for a class; although it was very enriching).

So I’m exhausted, but before I crash in my bed, I want to share with you my five favorite quotes from John Wesley that I read today:

1.- “Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith.”

2.- “You have nothing to do but to save souls.”

3.- “This is the great work; not only to bring souls to believe in Christ but to build them up in our most holy faith”.

4.- “ Your profession of faith must be evidenced in sanctity of living.”

5.- “Oh why is it that so great, so wise, so holy a God will use such an instrument as me.”

I hope these phrases can challenge you as they are challenging me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you are posting so we can live vicariously through your experience!