I don’t even know how to prepare. How do you prepare for your first time doing something that you know will be really special? But it’s something you really don’t even know what to expect?
I’m going to Israel tomorrow. “Melissa, let that sink in.”
I don’t know if it has. In fact, it hasn’t.
I’ve done what I can.
I have my adapter/converters for electrical appliances.
I have my Apple converter for my computer.
I got my U.S. dollars traded in for shekels.
I’ve packed my suitcase.
But I know there’s more waiting for me.
I have a new journal that I’m going to record my thoughts, insights, and teachings in.
I’m bringing an old Bible from the 90’s that has special meaning to me.
I’m going to be studying the Book of John on this trip.
I’m going with 12 other women who are ready to study God’s Word in the Holy Land expecting big things. And they are all smarter than me. Really they are!
I’ll be walking where Jesus walked.
I have no idea what to expect, but I know it’s big.
And I’ll be blogging my journey.
On a personal note, while I’m super excited to be going on this trip, my family lost someone who we dearly love this weekend. My husband’s dear grandmother, Big Granny, passed away on Friday. Jeff will be heading down to Mississippi for the the funeral and celebration of life on the same day I’ll be leaving for Israel. I want so badly to be with my family during this difficult time, but I also know that Big Granny would want me to go on my trip. It’s still hard and I would treasure your prayers for Jeff and his family.
We leave today. And “Just Melissa” is excited to meet with Jesus. I’ll keep y’all posted along the way.
And did I say that I can’t sit still for very long? 11-12 hour flight? Small price to pay I know, just being honest.
Have you had a “first time” experience recently? How did you approach it?
***Follow me on Twitter & Instagram, @MelissaRTaylor for updates and Periscopes during my Holy Land Trip. As long as I have service, I’ll be logging my trip.