At the top of this blog, you will see a picture change. Those are the hills above Shiloh where the Mishkan (Tabernacle) rested. This was the final resting place of the Mishkan in the Shomeron (Samaria). Tragedy struck here as Eli son’s were killed and Eli the high priest died and the ark was taken by the Philistines (1 Sam. 4). Eli’s sons did not recognize the Holy One’s authority over their lives (1 Sam. 2:12). It is an indelible memory and scar of the sowing and reaping experienced by the Kingdom of Northern Yisrael in this place. Let us never forget and let us always desire to dwell in His presence! Let us encourage and strengthen (chazak, chazak) one another to carry on the task to dwell under the Shadow of Elohim’s wings!