Sunday, 10 March 2013
The Promised Land
We counted them all out and yesterday we counted them all back ! The second tranch of pilgrims, Sarah Merrick, Ben and I all returned safely to Heathrow. We had a good time in Jordan, and following on from Petra on Thursday saw some more of the country on Friday as we ended our pilgrimage standing on Mount Nebo. The view into Israel, across the Dead Sea was misty, however the land did lay stretched out in front of us as we pondered the final words of the book of Deuteronomy. For Moses this was the end of his journey, as he had fulfilled his mission and Joshua would take over. For all of us we can live in the promise that whatever God calls us to do, God will go with us. The trip was not quite over as we spent the final evening on the edge of the Dead Sea in hotel luxury before leaving for the airport yesterday. Now it's back to emails and post for the archdeacon. But not quite business as usual, I now have someone to share The Rectory and that is new territory for me, and to have my supper cooked for me last evening it was definitely a Promised land of a sort.