I am now back from my pilgrimage In The Footsteps of Jesus in Israel and have to start this first post with an apology to those who subscribe to receive emails. Something went wrong and I know that one person received 53 emails from me! So to all those who received multiple emails please accept my apology, technology sometimes lets us all down.
Whether it was co-incidence or not, but about that some time the entire server on which this blog is hosted and our parish website is hosted stopped working. I am still trying to get to the bottom of it but for some reason our parish website seemed to expand and keep expanding until it filled all the available space and in the process stopped the 40 or so sites that are hosted on the server working as well!
The day after my last post from Israel as I was praying God clearly said to me that my experiences In the Footsteps of Jesus was primarily to be a personal time of reflection and renewal. So for both the technical reasons (I didn’t want to cause any more mayhem!) and for personal reasons I decided not to post any further updates from Israel.
If you receive this by email you will notice that the format has changed. I have now changed the way emails are sent to try to avoid the same problem in the future. I just hope this works OK! As I think back and reflect on my time in Israel over the coming weeks I will post more here to share some of what God has been saying to me. It will also inform my preaching, as it did last Sunday and will this coming Pentecost Sunday. I am also planning to put together an evening for those who are interested to talk about what I saw and experienced and share some (just a few) of the 1,300 plus photos that I took, that is if anyone is interested??????