"Ma nishma? " - How are you? (in plural)
"Hakol tov." - Everything's good.
-- via my Israeli friend, Emil.
And it keeps getting better! This whirlwind experience in Israel has me trying to capture moments through pictures and my lame attempt at using words.
We started the day on the Mount of Olives breathing in the air that some describe as being like wine. You can see our view of Jerusalem, which lies on Mount Moriah, and also contains the Dome of the Rock in the picture below. King Solomon was able to build the temple because he was a peaceful king, unlike David who was a warrior king.
|L-R: me, Lindsey, Vika, Victor & Avi, our tour guide showing us a map.|
And Lindsey 'loves' that I'm using that picture of her. (sarcasm)
Next we visited the pool at Bethesda, where Jesus performed a miracle on the Sabbath. It was cool to see the original pool and picture Jesus performing this miracle.
We visited two sites that may be the site of the death (the Cross) and the burial and resurrection (the empty Tomb) of Christ. I don't know if either site is the actual place where it happened. All that matters, is that IT DID HAPPEN. He is Risen; He is Risen Indeed! One of the many reasons I love Easter.
|L-R: Avi, Jon, Ana, group, me and Destiny.|
My day started and ended with viewing the expanse of the city of Jerusalem, the Holy City.
God keeps reminding me that He is making me new. Behold, in God, we are made into a new creation. There is hope in Jesus. Restoration. In Israel. In You. In Me. Amen.
|Definitely one of my favorite pictures I've taken.|