In the midst of all of this I’ve been learning all kinds of things which will change the way I understand scripture. After learning about shepherds, I will now have a different picture in mind when Jesus talks about being the gate. I will have a different understanding when I read Psalm 88, and the darkness of the pit, after seeing the captivity pit in Caiaphas’ house. I will think differently of the locusts that John the Baptist ate. And best of all, for those who know I was dying to see it (pun intended), I got to see Gehenna, or the Valley of Hinnom.
So its been an awesome day. Tomorrow we are planning to spend more time in the old part of Jerusalem, including the Garden of Gethsemene and other places, and I hope to share some of that with you tomorrow.