I’m back at last from my trip to Tunisia and France. Every night when our team would meet for prayer (usually very late), we would agree that we’d had yet another amazing day, and I’m so excited to be able to share some of the highlights with you. We actually did go for a camel ride in the Sahara, but that was just one of a multitude of new and challenging adventures, and although
I will always think of this trip as my desert experience, it was far from barren! For want of a better term, I will say that there were 10 of us involved in a study tour aboard “The Desert Rose,” which took us on an 800-mile long journey through the heart of Tunisia, which is—by the way— not simply a desolate wilderness of rock and sand. Tunisia is also a land rich in natural beauty and history! Along the coast, there are sugar sand Mediterranean beaches, and inland there are ancient ruins, like El Djem, which is a UNESCO Heritage site and home to the world’s third largest Roman colosseum. All this to say, I was shocked by how much I don’t know about many places on earth…and by the revelation that there is beauty everywhere, even in the desert!
“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).