Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Garden

It is an awesome thing to walk into the Garden where an
empty tomb is found. We were taken first to a place where
a Scottish gentleman introduced us to what had happened
here 2,000 years ago. Why is it believed that this is the
tomb where it all happened? Well, first of all it is outside
the city; secondly it is near a road that is believed to be the
road where Jesus was crucified and the cross had to be near
the garden where Jesus was buried; thirdly, the skull is still
visible today. This is also the place where Abraham offered
up his son, Isaac, where Abraham said to Isaac, "God will 
provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering."
Then Abraham called the name of the place, "The-Lord-
Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the mount of 
the Lord it shall be provided." (Genesis 22:8,14.) It was
amazing to me that we were in the place where these events
are connected. Shadows and patterns are found all through

We walked through this beautifully kept garden to the tomb.
When you walk in, there is a vestibule where the body would
be prepared for burial with spices and then wrapped. We
know that the job was not finished for the women came the
third day with the spices--and found an empty tomb! Then
we went into the inner room where the body of Jesus had
been laid. In every other religion there is a tomb and a body.
We worship a risen Lord who gives life to the dead!

Our time there was ended with a sermon and communion
which was so precious as we had become a close group.

I will post some pictures on my FB page. One of the pictures
will be a picture taken at the tomb in the late19th century. I
found it in the bookshop.

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