I was grateful to be able to visit the oldest protestant church and mission in Jerusalem, which was built in 1890. There was a piano at the church, so I sat down and recorded a song I wrote not too long ago. The words proved so fitting for that location. At one point in the song, I cry out, "You feel so close and yet so far away." That sums up my trip to Jerusalem. There - in that place where God literally pitched His tent among men - I felt closer to the all of the stories; yet, somehow, I felt so much further away. So much had changed over the course of time. Walls had been torn down and rebuilt. Topography was different. Various people from various religions stood next to me, all venerating the sites as their own holy places. It was disorienting; disenchanting, even. But when I sang this song in the quiet, stone halls of that old church, I remembered Paul's words. "Here we see through a glass dimly, but there - face to face."
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