Friday, July 16, 2010

"The Lord--is my strength and my song..."

Pulling up these trip memories really brings back things I have not thought about in years. Remember the old song "White Cliffs of Dover", well we saw these cliffs as you left England on the way to Belgium and they are white chalk rock. We also went to the casino at Monaco and had dinner in an outdoor cafe there. We did not attempt to gamble, besides the money was the language "thing". Several years later, we went on a tour of Europe with a group of some people we knew and saw many of the same countries but different areas. We went to Dachau and the prison camp and ovens, unbelievable that mankind can do this to other humans. Our tour guide was a really wonderful German young lady and she did not want to take us there but we insisted and she would not go into the camp. I talked to her and told her, "both our Dads were in the army and that was a war time, and it has nothing to do with now" but she was clearly uncomfortable. The entire concept defies reality.
At that time, the cold war was still going on and we went into Yugoslavia and spent a night there in a "government hotel". We felt as if someone was watching us all night! They even took our passports away! You NEVER let anyone have your passport but they insisted and we had no choice! We were so glad to leave there and get into a free country. We went from there to Venice and rode in a gondola and saw all the wonderful sights of this "watery" city.The buildings get lower in the water every year. That year we attended the Passion Play, in Oberammergau, Germany. It is held every 10 years and has been for almost 400 years. It is in German but you have no trouble following the play as it tells of Jesus life and
crucifixion/ rising from the dead and ascension.
Isaiah 12:2 "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation."

1 comment:

  1. Just recently read about the passion play in Oberammergau ! Amazing how the whole town participates.