One of the many things I didn’t mention yesterday is the Blue and White Gallery. Nothing to do with the political party. 😀 Udi was the first Jewish boy to live in the Old City when it was once again opened to Jews after the Six Day War. When I first saw his display, I assumed he is a Christian. He said, no, he is a Jew, but has Jesus in his heart. He told us his story of being sick for a long time. Then a group of Korean Christians showed up one day and prayed for him. Three weeks later he was well again. I bought a lenticular frame with two paintings, one of a lion, the other of a lamb. As your viewing angle changes, you see one, and then the other. Jesus is depicted in the Bible as both a lamb and a lion.
We went out through Jaffa Gate into the new city.
We spent some time worshipping with the Narkis Street congregation. They’ve been in Jerusalem for nearly a century. The group includes Christians from a number of different nationalities, including Israeli, Palestinian, and others. They worship on Saturday because they are located in a predominantly Jewish area, not because of Torah observance.
We had tickets for the Friends of Zion Museum. The tour included a number of multimedia presentations.
We reentered the Old City through Jaffa Gate.
We bought tickets for the ramparts walk. This lets you enter the fenced walkway on top of the city walls.
To finish out the day, we stopped in at the Garden Tomb and Skull Hill. Thinking of the awful price Jesus paid for our salvation should make us realize something of His great love. Our love for Him should outweigh whatever else we hold dear. Thinking of the empty tomb reminds us of the power of the resurrection, and that power is there for us. Praise God!