Easter, Lent Pilgrimage, Home

I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. ~Revelation 21:2

Scripture calls Jerusalem home, but it has always seemed far from my home. This pilgrimage has been too brief. The places we’ve visited don’t really feel like home, not yet. But I have been changed here, in this place God chose as home. No wonder that as I prepare to leave, a powerful homecoming energy pulls at me to stay. It is illogical. This Holy Land is a place filled with great conflict, yet it shimmers with a vision of hope. Someday I hope to return to this place. Of course, someday we will all return to the new Jerusalem!

On this Easter morning may you glimpse a vision of what we cannot see but only believe.

Prayer: O Creator, welcome me into your heaven.



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