Pastor Steve and I returned from Jerusalem on Wednesday October 9. Since then I have been processing everything I experienced, which is quite the task!
How does one reflect upon worshipping and praying with Christians from 152 countries?
However I can observe that Jerusalem is a place of profound contrasts:
*There is the sound of a harp choir singing the glory of God vs the loud honking of horns at a traffic line near the southern steps at 8am.
*There is the scorching heat of midday vs the cool winds at night.
*There is the old city, Eastern Jerusalem, frozen in a 2000 year time warp vs Western Jerusalem, that has the vibe and energy of a Western European city. In the East woman wear Burkas; in West Jerusalem skinny jeans and halter tops.
*Jerusalem is the city of peace and yet most of its existence it has endured conflict and tension such that today the old city is divided into quarters: Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian.
Indeed Jerusalem is a city of enchanting and intriguing contrasts.
Have you visited Jerusalem? If so, what did you think?
If not, do you want to visit and why?