The Cross & the Pen: Stones of Witness
- Thursday, February 19, 2004
Dr. Custer: It's hard to pick just one. Of the places, the sacred steps on page 99, up to the palace of Caiphas; there you get the effect of walking where Jesus walked. Now there is an iron railing around them and you can't walk them. Of the people, the porter walking along carrying a refrigerator on his back, on page 113, was a shock to see. They are incredibly strong.
Eva: (Now I have to go back and revisit that photo!) Epiphany moments seem to come constantly while traveling in the Land of the Bible. What about for you? Any special moments? Moments that changed you?
Dr. Custer: I arrange the tour to be at the Chapel of the Beatitudes on a Sunday. We have a church service on the balcony overlooking the Sea of Galilee (pp. 44-45). People will often have tears running down their cheeks as they realize that it is the place that heard the precious words of the Sermon on the Mount for the very first time. Gordon's Calvary is also such a place. You can see the empty tomb and realize that the Lord Jesus Christ lives, triumphant over death.
Eva: Dr. Custer, the Bible tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Would you say a prayer for Israel?
Dr. Custer: May God grant that peace will come to Jerusalem and that the Prince of peace may be accepted as the Savior of the world. Amen.
Award-winning national speaker, Eva Marie Everson is the author of Shadow of Dreams, Summon the Shadows and the recently released and highly anticipated Shadows of Light. She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at www.EvaMarieEverson.com.
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