The time went by so quickly, it was hard to believe that this was our last day of touring. But, we had another exciting day ahead of us!
We left early again today and headed to Shiloh, where the Mishkan (Tabernacle) stood for 369 years. Along the way, the group was able to see several Palestinian cities and how wealthy many of their people actually are.
When we arrived at Shiloh, several kindergartens were there to celebrate the upcoming holiday of Shavuot as well as the 70th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. They had music, dancing and food and were just delightful to watch. Many of the tour participants took pictures and video and spoke with some older school children (high school age) and teachers. The joy on their faces, despite living surrounded by enemies, made a great impact on everyone.
We also visited the Mt. Of Olives and Gethsemene (Gat Shemenei). We took in that million dollar view and had our group picture taken.
At Gat Shemenei, Baruch taught on Yeshua looking at the Eastern Gate and that He would go through it when He establishes His kingdom. First, He had to die. It is written that Yeshua sweat droplets LIKE blood. Not blood. The reason this metaphor was used was to bring the concept of blood into this account, which pointed to redemption.
Our final stop was the Garden Tomb. It is a very special, peaceful place which is situated in the middle of a chaotic area of Jerusalem. We were able to shut out the outside noise and focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua. As a group, we also partook of the L-rd’s Supper.
This tour group was very special and meaningful. Our licensed tour guide even remarked that this was the best group he had ever led.
Thank you to everyone who came on the trip. We hope that many of you reading this will sign up for our tour next year!