Journeys With Jesus

Jill Morikone

is administrative assistant to the president of 3ABN. She and her husband, Greg, live in southern Illinois and enjoy ministering together for Jesus.


The alarm jarred me awake. I glanced around the dark room. Where was I? Yesterday felt like a blur. Chicago to Istanbul. Istanbul to Tel Aviv. What would Greg and I encounter here? What lessons did God have for us in this land of the Bible?

I stepped onto our hotel balcony as the sky flushed a rosy hue. The city of Tiberias was waking up. Just to my east lay the Sea of Galilee, scarcely a ripple on its surface.

We ate breakfast as the sun rose over the Judean hills, then went outside. An olive-skinned man stood by the door of our bus. Middle-aged, perhaps 50, with salt-and-pepper hair. A cigarette hung …

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