The Journey
February 1973

“The Journey,” New Era, Feb. 1973, 7

The Journey

During the three years of the Savior’s mission in the Holy Land his journey took him from Bethany to the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. But more important than the places he visited is the real meaning and true mission of his journey. His life demonstrates by example that to follow the Savior means to love, to understand, to live by faith, to have compassion and concern for our fellowman. His great message of the new gospel was given during his Sermon on the Mount:

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:44–45 [Matt. 5:44–55]

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12 [Matt. 7:12]

And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. Matthew 21:14 [Matt. 21:14]

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. Mark 1:17–18

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:6–7, 13–14

And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. Luke 8:47–48

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:13–14 [Matt. 19:13–14]

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

Photos by Don Thorpe

Probable location of the Sermon on the Mount near the Sea of Galilee

Near the pool of Bethesda where the Savior cured a man of his infirmities

Blind man begging in Jerusalem

Fishermen on the Sea of Galilee

A drawing well in Shiloh

Waterfall at Ein Gedi

Greek woman near Jerusalem (Photo by Laurel Cole.)

Child in Nazareth

The Horns of Hitton, probable location of the Savior’s feeding the five thousand