Ascending New Spiritual Heights
"Come let us go up to Zion" Jeremiah prophesied (Jer. 31:6). How thrilling to know that when you tour Jerusalem you fulfilling that commandment. In Hebrew the phrase for "going to Jerusalem" is "going up to Jerusalem." True, it's always a geographical ascent but more importantly, when you experience the Holy City, you rise to new heights in your spiritual walk.
At the Western Wall, you'll hear anew Solomon's words that the prayers of everyone here... be answered.You'll see the City of David, where David chose Zion for his capital (2 Sam. 5:7; Ps. 78:68). You'll stand on Mount Moriah, where Solomon built the Temple (1 Kings 8:1-10). At the Western Wall, you'll hear anew Solomon's words that the prayers of everyone here, home-born or foreign be answered (1 Kings 8:41; 2 Chron. 6:21). And you'll understand better than ever before, when Jesus told the disciples at Caesarea Philippi that Jerusalem awaited (Matt. 16:21), the Psalmists words: "From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth" (Ps. 50:2).
Behold the Holy City from the Mount of Olives, celebrate communion in the Garden Tomb, explore the Old City and marvel at the New City, and be part of that 3,000 year-old wave of the faithful that goes "from strength to till each appears before God in Zion" (Ps. 84:7).
Photo: The Western Wall