And thus a trip of a lifetime came to an end. I traveled to Africa, I sought out wisdom, I brought gifts. It was the beginning of a journey for me, one with many questions and the hope of finding answers. I reflected on the richness of this opportunity and of our history, while reclining, like Sheba in the garden.
The Queen of Sheba, who hailed from Ethiopia, and was ruler of Arabia (10BC), was a seeker of truth and wisdom. In search of it, she would travel to Jerusalem to meet King Solomon so she could test his wisdom and knowledge with questions and riddles. She would bring frankincense, myrrh, gold and precious jewels. He would teach her about Yahweh, and she would become a follower, a Christian. She would have a son and he would become the emperor of Ethiopia. From her came a long line of Ethiopian Kings.
Who would think I would be here, the place where we ruled and where we were kings, who would think I could have this experience? And as I reclined, like Sheba in the garden, I wondered: could our future return to the magnificence of our past?