We left Jerusalem at about 4:45am on Friday morning and drove up to Tel Aviv for our flight to Istanbul. For the record- waking up at 4am to drive at 4:45 is not the best morning ever but honestly, I think most of us were ready to be home by that point. We were all pretty exhausted from going 100mph for so many days.
Our trip has come to an end, and what an awesome way to spend it. We got to sleep in a little today for our journey through Israel. We started at the Mt. of Olives, one of the best views in Israel. This spot overlooks all of Jeruselam. They warned us that we had a long day ahead of us and proceed to point out into Jureslem pointing out all of the checkpoints we would have along the way. Needless to say, we had a lot of ground to cover.
It had me thinking- how am I a stumbling block in other peoples lives? How do I cause others to sin and how can I prevent that?
Today was our first day in Jerusalem and I got to experience more than I expected. We visited the Temple Mount and Bethlehem and learned a lot along the way.
We made it to Jerusalem! We're already on the last section of our time in the Holy Land--it's gone by fast.
The scripture we read was Mark 2:1-12 and there are many lessons that can be learned from this but what God showed me today was a powerful example of a friendship that was faithful, enduring, and loving.
Today we had the opportunity to visit sites where Jesus performed some of his most famous miracles, hike Mt. Arbel, and eat falafel for the first time!
The story of Jesus walking on water has always been one of my favorite stories. I was overwhelmed imagining this story coming to life right next to the spot that we were on the sea. The song "Oceans" began playing as I stared out into the sea, and the lyrics became a prayer for me.
So when Henry, Jake and myself discovered the outdoor gym here at the hotel, we had a blast playing on all the equipment. We probably were not using any of the machines properly but it was so humorous to watch each other try. Laughing until we were crying, I
have never been more grateful for the people that make up our little intern family.
The word “road” is generous. VERY GENEROUS. This “road” is maybe 2 feet wide. There is a cliff off one side and boulders and a mountain on the other.