During the exile, Daniel and Ezekiel referred to the land of Israel as the beautiful land because they longed to go home. They longed to go back to Jerusalem, the place where God himself had chosen for His name to dwell.
In the same sense we have talked with Christians all around the world and when we mention Israel their eyes light up. They long for a land they have never seen, they feel homesick for a place they have never been, and they want to see the land of Israel. The beautiful land is calling their name.
The Land of Israel, though barely more than 150 miles long and 90 miles wide at its widest point, is rich in history and tradition. Ancient drama was written and played out on its plains and valleys.
To those who follow Christ it’s the place of His birth, the locations of His ministry, and the place of His death and resurrection. It is also where His feet last touched before He ascended into heaven, and where He promised to return for His Bride.
From the moment you step off the plane you will see the Bible unfold before your eyes.
Visiting Israel is like a journey into the past, and walking in the shadow of God’s glory. With your Bible in hand you can see the ful llment of Biblical prophecy, and can sense God’s promise for the future. With each step that you take your faith will be deepened.
Your trip to Israel will add sights, sounds, smells, tastes, colors, and feelings to the words of Scripture. Names of places and events in the Bible will be transformed from imagination to real images. These images combined with the sensory experience impact the follower of Jesus Christ as they remember their trip to Israel.
Often a visit to Israel affirms God’s faithfulness in the past, that He can be trusted with the future, and that He is completely sufficient for the present. You will be visibly reminded that God entered into history with real people in these very places. You will see the places Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob walked, along with the cities of the judges, kings, and prophets. You will walk where Jesus walked and be filled with wonder at His words, ministry and miracles in the very places they occurred.
Looking to the future, you will be confident of God’s ability to finish His redemptive plan of long ago, ending with the imminent return of Jesus and the establishment of God’s kingdom on Earth. Understanding what God has done in the past and what He’s going to do in the future motivates us to holy living and excited anticipation of His next coming.
Israel is more than sightseeing; it is an experience! And around every corner there are surprises — history and prophecy leaping out at you!
You will return home November 11 with a rich storehouse of memories, increased knowledge of the Bible, and pictures to share with your families and friends.
Israel is calling your name! Over the years we have guided hundreds of people through the land of Israel, and we have never toured with one who did not want to come back. Though they had never been there before, they felt at home in the land of their Savior.
This is your opportunity to go home with us, home to the land of the Bible and experience for yourself the sights, sounds and smells of the land of Israel!