By Shani Sorko-Ram Ferguson
It was the winter of 1998, and I had just finished my college classes for the day. My music professor had given us a homework assignment to write a song.
As I remember it, it had been a particularly amazing week of classes. I had this one professor who had an uncanny way of describing the Kingdom of God and the spiritual world where angels and other beings—and God Himself—existed in full form. The professor had spent days going on and on about different visions from Bible prophets, describing them as if he had peeked in on the original events and was just coming out to tell us about it.
Class would end, and my friends and I would just sit there looking at each other, sensing the awe of God.
My heart still full, I came home and sat down at the piano. Once I began playing the chords, the song wrote itself. I could barely jot the words down fast enough to capture the lyrics that spilled out. When I finished I looked down to read what I had actually written. It read as if I had been given my own opportunity to take a peek.
I played my song for that music class. I’ve played it countless times since. Now I share it with you—recorded in Jerusalem a few weeks ago.
Enjoy some of the most stunning shots of Israel’s desert land. This is the very land where Jacob wrestled with God, where David and his men hid from King Saul, and where Yeshua overcame the tempter.
So much of this barren land remains just as it was thousands of years ago. With so little to distract, it’s hard not to notice the beauty of the Sapphire Skies.
Israeli-born Shani Sorko-Ram Ferguson and her husband Kobi are the founders of Yeshua Israel ministries and the Israel Worship Initiative. Their Jerusalem studio is used by musicians from across the country and around the world to record worship music.