Methodists in Jerusalem
United Methodist Women in Jerusalem have been an added blessing to me.
Tina Whitehead is in the center of this photo of Methodists taken at EAPPI “handover service. Tina offered to be my guide for a tour of the old city Jerusalem. She has been a servant here for several years, she currently volunteers at Sabeel and Bethlehem Bible College.
Stations of the Cross
We followed the Stations of the Cross, ending at the church that houses the Calvary stone, the table where Jesus was anointed for the grave and one of the sites that is believed to be the grave.
Yes I did crawl under and feel the stone.
We stood on the women only side of the Wailing Wall. My prayer was a praise that I did not need a special place to pray, but it was nice to stand in the sun and pray in the Son's name.
From Above Old Town
She knew the way to a roof and we stood up there and she pointed out all the various buildings. Some you will recognize, the others you will need to come and see. Tina will tell you what you are looking at. Sorry I did not take better notes.
There is a story associated with this arch, and it has been
incorporated into the structure of this chapel. Tina will tell you the story when you are on tour with her.
Land confiscation continues with Israeli citizens claiming properties. This is one of the homes that has been confiscated by settlers.
The Garden Tomb
There is a garden tomb that has many possibilities of being the actual burial place including a stone formation that resembles a skull.
|Do you see the skull?|
|Notice the trough the stone rolled in.|
This garden is a great place to relax and contemplate God's plan for humanities salvation.
Middle East Meal
The tour ended with a Middle East meal!
The food and company were excellent.