Friday, April 27, 2012

Last Night

It is 10:30 PM here in Jerusalem. A taxi comes at 2:30 AM to pick us up and we fly home at 6 AM. It will be a very short night.

But I couldn't leave Israel without one last post. Perhaps my favorite of all.

After time out in the hillside this morning, seeing things like where Samson lived, and the very spot where David slew Goliath...after coffee in Jerusalem and some last shopping in the old market streets...after all the profound and wonderful things we have experienced here...we ended this most amazing and forever memorable time by visiting one last sight.

The Garden Tomb.

The Empty Tomb!!

No one knows for sure where Jesus died on the cross or where he was buried. But I would sure like to believe it was in this last place we visited today.

It was the best spot of the whole trip!

A precious Jewish believer from Paraguay guided us through the Garden Tomb site. Oh how his faith and love for our Lord and Savior shined in his face. It was so refreshing to hear him speak with such faith and love.

And it was purely delightful to be led to the spot where Jesus very well may have been buried...but more importantly, where he was resurrected from!! While no one knows for sure, this dear man reminded doesn't really matter because in the end, the tomb is empty!! This beautiful, tranquil spot is simply a reminder of what the best truth in the world is.

Jesus Christ gave His life so that you and I might have life, both now and forever.

He paid for yours and my sins and made it possible for us to know Him if we confess He is Lord.

One day He will return and every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is LORD!!

Best. News. EVER!!

1 comment:

  1. I know, right?! Wasn't this absolutely the highlight of the trip?! I wasn't over-selling it, was I?! :o) I can hardly wait until we talk next so we can celebrate your journey together. I want to hear your perspective while it's fresh! :o) I'm so glad you got to take this trip, the trip of a lifetime. You will never read your Bible the same again! Love you :o)