After arriving in Israel for a week’s stay, Elaine Knadle spent the night in a posh hotel. She looked forward to the Feast of Tabernacle’s celebration presented by the Christian Embassy. She never guessed the adventures God had in store for her.
I’m going to jump ahead three years (we’ll return to the timeline next week) to tell a story about guts, humor and glory.
The group from The Lord’s House in Jerusalem entered the van in excitement that morning–never guessing what awaited. And if they’d known, would they have gone?
They had all arrived in Jerusalem by different means and at God’s direction. They met, rented a house together and named it “The Lord’s House.” And from it, they decided to spread the Word of Jesus’ love and the Gospel to the surrounding inhabitants.
This particular morning they were headed to the seaport of Eilat (also called Elat). They’d been told it was a tourist town and “sin city.” What better place to go?
After driving over three hours, they arrived at Eilat hot and hungry, but drove directly to the beach where they decided they’d find lots of tourists. They jumped out of the van and began to set up folding chairs and the musical equipment they’d packed. As they began to play, people came from down the beach and from the water to hear them. All the people were naked. They’d come to a nudist beach!
Mother said later, “Have you ever tried to witness about Jesus to someone in the nude?” Seriously!
They packed up the chairs and instruments and took off–only to come back later–at night. With darkness, a small bonfire, and determination, they sang and gave testimony to the power of God for the next three or four hours.
Linda K. Rodante is the author of The Dangerous Series: Amber Alert, As Long As You Both Shall Live, Splashdown and Looking for Justice are Christian romantic suspense books on sale at Amazon.
Author website and blog: lindarodante.com