What a joy it was to travel with the Bishop, Clergy, Laity and last year’s ordination class to the Holy Land! The highlight of the trip for me was our tour guide – Munzer Adamah. Munzer, is a Palestinian Christian who through his vast interpretive skills made the visit to each particular site come alive.
It brought to my mind the priority of Biblical interpretation. We have a wonderful opportunity week in and week out to prepare well and provide faithful interpretive context to the scriptures in ways that will set our congregants hearts “on fire.”
One of the great benefits of a visit to the Holy Land is spiritual renewal in one’s own soul. Renewal in any form often comes through a renewed commitment to study and application of God’s Word. The context of the scriptures that Munzer provided gave me a renewed enthusiasm for the study and application of God’s Word.
As we approach Palm/Passion Sunday and Easter, may you once again experience the breath of the Holy Spirit as you faithfully prepare and bring to light the application of God’s Word.
Mississippi River DS