As close as you can get

Imagine that you inherited the land below this mountain, as far as your eyes could see in the middle of the desert. Thinking of Las Vegas, this is a gold mine that could easily be transformed into a watering hole with all the neon lights. But it ain’t so.

On the summit of Mt. Nebo, this is what I saw, Looking exactly what Moses saw, the Promised Land of Canaan where his generations will live after travelling for 40 years in the desert. However, Moses will never set foot on it. On the mountain is where he died.

As a pilgrim, I feel blessed and privileged where Moses once stood to see the Dead Sea, Jordan River, Bethlehem, and Jericho  The panoramic view is a bit hazy but on a clear day the valley of Jerusalem is visible.

Mt. Nebo is now part of Jordan, one of Christian’s major pilgrim destinations. Even if one is not Christian, it is still a spectacular place to visit because of so much history behind it.

Imagine standing on top of Mt. Nebo to feel the wind, taste the salty air and lick the sand on your lips. This is how close you can get to experience what the good old book says.

The LORD then said to him, This is the land about which I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, “I will give it to your descendants.” I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not cross over. Deuteronomy 34:4

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