A year-and-a-half ago Kelly and I were enjoying out time in Amman, Jordan, touring the Citadel and Roman amphitheatre as part of a Holy Land tour. This area in Amman was most likely the area where King David had Uriah the Hittite killed so he could "legally" marry Bathsheba. The Jordanian people were wonderfully welcoming, longing to dispel the myths that theirs was an unsafe country. Unfortunately there was yet another incident in Jordan's capital as a gunman shot at a tour group in the amphitheatre, killing a British tourist. Authorities aren't yet sure the motivation of the gunman.
These Middle East events lead me to wonder if we'll ever get the opportunity to return. Both Kelly and I somehow felt at home in Jordan and Israel. And I'd love to someday lead tour groups to this land where the events of the Scriptures happened. I'm just not sure if it'll be worth the risk to return. I'm incredibly grateful we were able to go when we did.