Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Before we were ready, it was our last day in Israel
We got in the bus again and were driven to Bethpage, where Jesus would have gotten on the donkey to enter Jerusalem. The name in Hebrew means “House of unripe figs” — recalling that in this area Jesus caused a fig tree with no fruit to wither.
The area is heavily barb wired as these believers in this area are harassed.
The "page" (pronounced pah-geh) which is the pre-season figs.
There was a cemetery close by.
Inside the tomb
Someone began singing praises and we all began to chime in.
All over the church are these tiles with the Lord's Prayer written in every language.
The Church of Nations located in the Garden
This is said to be the stone that Jesus prayed to the Father on.
We know that following His agonizing cry, He submitted to the Father's will and gave up His life for us.
I posted about the burial of Christ in an earlier post.
Oh, His deep, deep love for us!!