Friday, February 24, 2012

A Day of Opposites

We had a day of opposite emotions.  We started our day with a couple hour visit to Yad Vashem.  The name means a memorial to the name and is the Holocaust Museum here in Jerusalem.  It is emotionally draining to walk through the experience of man's inhumanity to man and the result of others saying nothing.  We then made our way to Bethlehem and visited the Church of the Nativity.  We ended our day by returning to the Old City and visiting the Garden Tomb.  The experience of the Garden tomb combined with communion lifted our hearts as much as Yad Vashem was emotionally draining. 

We have felt safe throughout and our time in Bethlehem helped us understand what our Christian brothers and sisters face as well.  We made a brief stop to visit Pastor Naim Khoury and see his church in Bethlehem.  That is Steven's father.  Tomorrow we see Steven and his people.

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