You faithfully answered our prayers with awesome deeds,
O God our savior
You are the hope of everyone on earth,
even those who sail on distant seas.
(The Mediterranean at Caesarea Maritima)
I will praise you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
Met new friends at the Inn of the Good Samaritan—located on the main highway between Jerusalem and Jericho.
(Photo by Joy Floyd)
Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens,
his mighty voice thundering from the sky.
Tell everyone about God’s power.
His majesty shines down on Israel;
his strength is mighty in the heavens.
God is awesome in his sanctuary.
The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.
(small portion of the Valley of Armageddon from Mt. Megiddo)
I wait quietly before God,
for my victory comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
(Temple Mount retaining wall, Western Wall tunnel, old Jerusalem)
…”There truly is a reward for those who live for God,
surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.”
(Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations, Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem)
I praise God for what he has promised.
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
What can mere mortals do to me?
(Sea Squills on the edge of the Mt of Precipice, Israel – flower of promise of rain – appears in the driest part of the year and is a harbinger of winter)
Oh, that I had wings like a dove;
then I would fly away and rest!
I would fly far away
to the quiet of the wilderness.
(view from Mt. Arbel, Israel)
“…all the animals of the forest are mine,
and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird on the mountains,
and all the animals of the field are mine…”
We had heard of the city’s glory,
but now we have seen it ourselves—
the city of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
(Photo by Joy Floyd)
God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!