Catherine Ridler Reflection

To have walked in the footsteps of the Lord, to have breathed the air that He breathed, to have seen the sights that he saw- what a privilege!

What an experience!

How blessed we have been!  In the space of seven days we followed the life of Christ from Bethlehem to Nazareth from Galilee to Jerusalem.
We kissed the place of His birth in the Church of the Nativity.
We cooled our weary, hot feet in the River Jordan where He was baptised by John.
We experienced the peace and tranquility of the Mount of Beatitudes where the Lord gave us His model for Christian living.
We visited Cana, Tabgha and Bethesda where He performed His miracles.
We sailed the Sea of Gaililee and prayed at the site of the synagogue where Jesus Himself worshipped and taught.
We travelled the Jericho Road with the Good Samaritan and experienced the solitude and silence of the wilderness.
We marvelled at the beauty of the Church of the Transfiguration and the spectacular view  from Mount Tabor.
We stayed a while with the Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane and we journeyed with Him along the Way of the Cross through the noisy and bustling streets of Jerusalem. We stood near to the foot of the cross at Calvary and we prayed at the empty tomb with its promise of eternal salvation.
And at each place we listened to those well known bible passages that were brought to life for the first time and will never be heard again in the same way!
And although you all could not be with us physically we took you with us – we remembered you  and prayed for you often.
We were meant to be there it was our time and now we must go forth, strengthened by our experience to show God’s love in all that we do and in all that we say in our lives now and in the future.

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