Last week’s field trip was Jericho. We got to see some of the oldest structures and locations of civilizations we can still see today. It was a fascinating trip. We even attempted (key word: attempted) to sing “Battle of Jericho” on the bus ride home, but turns out we aren’t quite at the level of MoTab . . . still fun.
And a few more from the field trip that day.
Then when we had free time one day I went out, just with 2 friends, into the city to explore a little bit. We went to Caiaphas’s palace and the church built around it. It is probably one of my favorite places so far, because it’s one of the places where we know pretty much exactly what happened there and it’s beautifully taken care of. Here are photos from that and other random happenings.
Then, you may have noticed that the title included “Sunday Funday” because WOW, this Sunday was fantastic! Since Saturday is the Sabbath here, we spent Sunday in Eilat, where there is incredible snorkeling in the Red Sea. I’ll admit, this one wasn’t much of a spiritual excursion reflecting about Moses parting the Red Sea. It was mostly just a really fun time! And many thanks to Allie who brought her waterproof camera!
And then, today’s field trip!!! (If you are still awake/stuck it out this far, I salute you. This was a long one).
Check it out, kids, I got to use a sling JUST LIKE DAVID and I totally protected this valley from a giant Philistine and saved my family and civilization!
So maybe I didn’t do all of that, but it was really fun to actively see what it would have been like to be David, be where he was, and remember that God helps us slay our own personal Goliaths. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to use the sling. Of course I should qualify this, because David flinging a large stone with perfect accuracy and enough speed to take out an enormous man is a different story than what we did. But everyone had made it seem like it was impossibly hard to even use the sling at all. And I know that David had God’s help, so he was able to do what was asked. Just like sometimes doing what the Lord prompts us to do sounds impossible but ends up being perfectly achievable. And with this highly professional video, I leave you for now.