Charlie and I will have an opportunity for the next two weeks to be pilgrims on a journey in the Holy Land—where Jesus actually lived and died. It is different from simply visiting a foreign country—visiting these Biblical sites can deepen our confidence that “the Word did truly become flesh and did truly dwell among us, and continues to do so.” But, there is nothing
inherently “holy” about the geography of Israel—as Christians there is no particular place we
have to visit for the sake of our salvation. We visit “the Holy Land” because in the midst of the diversity of Christianity everything goes back to and centers on events that took place in Galilee and Jerusalem 2000 years ago. (Max Miller)
In reality we are all on pilgrimage every day. We are pilgrims on a journey—one definition of a pilgrimage is “a religious journey.” Whether we are in Israel or Fort Worth we are on a journey to find Jesus-the Christ who became flesh and lived among us. One of my favorite hymns is The Servant Song.
We are travelers on a journey, fellow pilgrims on the road;
We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.
I will hold the Christ-light for you in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.
Sister let me be your servants, let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.
Brother let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you;
Prayer that I may have the grace to let you be my servant, too.
I will weep when you are weeping, when you laugh, I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow, till we’ve seen this journey thro’.
When we sing to God in heaven, we shall find such harmony,
Born of all we’ve known together of Christ’s love and agony.
Each Sunday we come together at Bread to share about our journeys of faith. We are here to help each other learn what it means to walk in the way of Jesus.