Jotham is the latest king of Judah. “And he built cities in Mount Judah, and in the forests he built palaces and towers (Chronicles II 27:4).” I chose this verse for honestly pretty roundabout reasons. I finally booked a ticket back to Israel for later this summer, and I can’t wait to get back home. However, while I’m aware that this is a ‘first world problem,’ over the years as I’ve gotten older, my trips to Israel have become less about exploration and more about meeting up with the friends and relatives that I love and miss when I’m away. No complaints, but it does mean that there’s less time to travel to new and different places in a country that has wonders around literally every corner. I was just talking to my sister about new archeological discoveries that I’d love to go see, but it may not happen this trip, given the time constraints and shifting priorities. So seeing this verse, about the ancient structures that the kings built, made me think about how much is still undiscovered out there in the deserts and the mountains, and how incredible it is that Israel has so much history to explore.