We spent the day in the bus for the most part as we made our way to the southernmost part of Israel. I can look out my hotel balcony and see Egypt to the south and Jordan to the east. In between the two?is the Red Sea. I can?throw a rock from the balcony and almost hit the Red Sea. Wow! Does like get any better than this?
On our way here today we did stop and see the valley of Zin. If you will remember when Moses and the children of Israel came out of Egypt they came through the desert of Zin. Moses sent Joshua and Caleb to spy out the Promised Land while they were still in the Desert of Zin. That’s about a 100 mile journey!? I’m getting a real clear picture that Moses, Abraham, Jesus, all of those guys in the Bible, they had their walking shoes on!?We were looking out over Zin today and Laura Sabolich said, “Boy, this sure gives you a better understanding of why the Isrealites said, ‘Moses, did you just bring us out here to die?'”? Is sure did give me more compassion for those that I’ve always said were complainers. They had something to complain about.
Tomorrow we are crossing over into the nation of Jordan to see the stronghold of the Nabateans–Petra. I’m hoping to get some awesome pictures, but the connection here at our new hotel is weak and very expensive so I don’t know if I will be able to get them up on the blog. I’ll give it the ol’ college try. Take care.
You can see the pictures as I add them here on the website.