From Brother Mike:
"This was a life-changing trip for me and something that I had been wanting to do for years. Fortunately for me, it also fell less than a month after my oldest son, James McKinley, graduated from college. I asked James to go with me as my graduation gift to him and he agreed. After we returned home I began working on a document that would help me process all that I had seen and experienced in Israel and Egypt. I wrote about each site that we visited and included appropriate Scripture references and a hymn. These devotions will be derived from that notebook.
I hope you will take this trip with me to The Holy Land: the land of Abraham, Ruth, David, Mary, and Peter. A land of hope and faith, belief and betrayal, love and hate. I think the blessing of traveling in The Holy Land is best described by Cleopas and his friend in Luke 24, verse 32: 'Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while the Risen Christ was talking with us on the road and as he opened and explained to us the sense of the Scriptures?' (altered from the Amplified Bible)
I pray that as you travel in the Holy Land through the pages of these devotions and see the places you have read about in the Bible, your heart will be strangely warmed and you will be awed and humbled by what God has done for you through your Savior, Jesus Christ."
And if you ask him, Jesus will come and walk with you through this adventure and every other adventure of your life.
Thanks be to God!