In his album, “Resurrection Letters,” Andrew Peterson describes, in a song called “Maybe Next Year,” how a visit to Jerusalem made his faith real like never before.
“This is the place where Abraham / cut loose the boy and he killed the ram instead / And this is the place where Jesus said / you could tear down the temple and He’d raise it from the dead.”
This song is in my mind because I’m currently with my wife and ministry colleagues on a tour of Israel. Actually, “tour” is too weak of a word. Any Christian who’s been to the Holy Land will attest that coming here is more of a pilgrimage.