Feb 13, 2020
Day 11, the final day of my Holy Land Pilgrimage, is the day of traveling home from the Holy Land. The flight from Tel Aviv to New York took over 12 hours. That is a loooooong time to sit in an airplane seat – especially when I couldn’t get comfortable enough to sleep. That means, by the time I go to bed tonight, I’ll have been up for something like 48 hours straight. Sleeping in my own bed is going to feel so good.
If you remember, when I flew out at the start of this adventure, I think I said that the flight from from New York to Tel Aviv was 10 hours. It took 2 more hours coming back because we were flying into the wind.
We arrived in New York around 6:30am Eastern time. After going through passport control and TSA, I still had about four hours until my flight to Detroit left. I watched a movie on my Kindle and had lunch while I waited. When I got to Detroit, I had to hurry to get to my Dayton flight – which, of course, was on the other side of the airport. As the picture shows, I have successfully arrived home at the Dayton Airport. Now, it’s time to go through the security gate and finally see my family again! (FYI, aside from the picture, I wrote the rest of this blog post earlier in the day while I was waiting around. That way, when I got to Dayton, all had to was add the picture, publish this entry, and be on my way.)
Thank you for reading my blog, supporting me, and praying for me during this pilgrimage. I really appreciate it. It was a wonderful experience, but I am so happy to be home now.
Good and loving God, you go with us wherever we are. Thank you for being with us on this amazing pilgrimage experience. Thank you for Duane and Beau, the group leaders; Ezra, our tour guide; Yuval, our bus driver; Bob, who nominated me; and everyone else who made this trip possible. Thank you for being with us in Jesus, and thank you for all of the places he lived in and visited. Please use what I experienced and learned on this trip not only to strengthen and encourage me, but also use it to strengthen and encourage others through me. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.