Shaykh Jarrāḩ

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  • Day19


    October 25, 2017 in Palestine ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Today we were back in the Old City & started out by exploring Hezekiah's Tunnel (Siloam Tunnel); an incredible feat of engineering from the 8th Cenury BC! The tunnel leads from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam. The curving tunnel is 533 m long, and by using the 30 cm altitude difference between its two ends, which corresponds to a 0.06 percent gradient, the engineers managed to convey the water from the spring to the pool. Absolutely incredible! The water was cold & crystal clear in the tunnel with the deepest part about mid-thigh height. The tunnel was very narrow & low in parts &, without the aid of our torches, pitch black - definitely not for the claustrophobic. We came out the other end unscathed & with another great memory.
    Back on the bus again & we were heading to the other side of the city to visit Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Rememberance Centre; what a sombre & sobering experience. A must do for anyone visiting the city. You cannot help but be moved; both of us were welling up at the atrocities that occurred during this awful period in history. The Centre is meticulously maintained & presented, acting as a very fitting tribute to the memories of the millions that lost their lives (including 1.5 million children).
    Paul & I took a taxi from the museum back to the Old City where we spent the afternoon exploring & shopping in the Jewish & Armenian Quarters. The Jewish Quarter was our favourite; it was so peaceful watching families go about their business in the laneways. The silversmiths & scribes were fascinating to watch, perfecting their craft. It was a wonderful way to round out the day.
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  • Day7

    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    May 13, 2019 in Palestine ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Looking out over Jerusalem I was reminded of Jesus' words in Matthew 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling."Read more

  • Day9


    November 19, 2017 in Palestine ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    As we sat in the garden of Gethsemane yesterday, I read Isaiah 53. I was overwhelmed by the fact that Christ went to the cross for us while we were his enemies. He gave his life as a ransom for many. he asked God to remove the cup of His wrath, but God did not. Christ yielded his life to atone, for cover our sins.

    Isaiah 53:10–12

    [10] Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;
    when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
    the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
    [11] Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
    by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
    [12] Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
    because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
    yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors. (ESV)

    He became sin who knew no sin so that we might become the righteousness of God.

    What a great privilege to sit in the garden yesterday and go directly to God in prayer based upon Christ atoning work on the cross.
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  • Day10

    Boží hrob

    November 25, 2017 in Palestine ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    V posledný deň sme navštívili Boží hrob. Najsamprv nám Rasťo poukazoval miesta a potom sme sa na 3h rozpŕchli po chráme. Bolo to náročné - všade kopa ľudí. Niektorí sa aj rozhodli čakať, aby sa mohli dotknúť miesta, kde je hrob nášho Pána. Ja som takú trpezlivosť nemal. Keď sa dav nehýbal, nechal som to tak a radšej som vystúpil na kalváriu, kde som sa pomodlil bolestný ruženec.
    Môže mať Boh svoj hrob? Hrob nemá Boh ale Jozef z Arimatei.

    Vzkriesenie (strohé poznámky z kázne)
    - Vzkriesenie Ježišovho tela nie je oživenie Ježišovej mŕtvoly.
    - Ženy idú pomazať telo. Ale židia mŕtvych nemažú. Mŕtveho umyjú vodou a octom a zabalia ho do látky. Nepoužívajú tiež truhly.
    - Prišli k hrobu a kameň je odvalený - vstupujú do ríše mŕtvych (kde nie je cesty späť) a niet tam nikoho okrem svedka v bielom (znak božstva). Mŕtveho Ježiša nemôžu nájsť, lebo je Božskej dimenzii. Teda aj človek ide do božej dimenzie. Zostáva vo svojom tele (vzťahy, človečenstvo).
    - Kresťanská odpoveď na otázku smrti a života je: vzkriesenie mŕtvych. Nie oživenie. Práve smrťou začnú všetky energie fungovať na 100%.
    - Vstal na tretí deň: dokončil dielo. Nič už viac nechýba. Dokonané je.
    - Blahoslavení, ktorí nevideli a uverili.

    - Kalvária - oltár Kríža
    - Bežný deň v uličkách Jeruzalema
    - Adamov hrob
    - Čakanie na miesto uloženia Pána
    - Veriaca žienka
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Shaykh Jarrāḩ, Shaykh Jarrah, شيخ الجراح

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