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Israel Museum, Holocaust Museum, & Garden Tomb – Israel, September 8


The Israel Museum is definitely a must-see for any visit to Jerusalem, and is where we started our day. The first thing you see when you walk into this out-door museum is a scale model of the city of Jerusalem from 2,000 years ago. I enjoyed seeing the scale of the Temple compared to everything else around it. Living in the city during that time, everyone would have had a view of the Temple. Can you imagine waking up everyday, looking out your window, and seeing the sun reflecting off the gold on the Temple? It must have been quite a sight!

The second picture is the view of David’s City south of the Temple, with the Temple walls in the background. David had quite a front-row seat to the throne of God. (more…)

Yardenit, Beit-She’an, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea – Israel, September 4


Baptism day! Woot woot!

I woke up with a beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee one last time. We headed a few miles down the road to the Yardenit baptismal site on the northern part of the Jordan River. “Yardenit” is the Hebrew name for a baptismal pool in a church – obviously in a Messianic church. It literally means “tiny Jordan”. The thing that struck me as funny is that I got baptized in the “tiny Jordan” but it was in the Jordan River.  The water was chilly as I walked down the steps into the river. Dave and Pastor John  did the honors of baptizing me. It was really amazing to be baptized in the same river that Jesus was baptized in. (more…)

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