Traveling from Jordan to Jerusalem is quite an experience. Crossing over the Jordan river into the Israeli controlled West Bank is not always a simple task. It’s a journey through checkpoints, customs metal detectors, profiling and questioning by the Israeli officials manning the boarder. The experience of crossing this boarder is only a symptom of the deeper problems within the Holy Land.
Sitting just beneath the surface in this beautiful place full of Holy sites, ancient churches and mosques, and tremendous natural beauty is an uneasy tension as people seem to be constantly bracing for news of a new attack, new settlement plan, or a new restriction on the resources they need to survive. I am excited to see what we discover in this Holy Land both above, and just below the surface.