Garden Tomb

This morning we started off the morning visiting “The Garden Tomb.”. The Garden Tomb is a recent discovery in the 1800’s. It feels weird saying something that happened in the 1800’s is recent but for Israel standards, it is. There was an empty tomb that was unearthed in the 1800’s in a private garden area, some speculate that it could be the tomb of Jesus because it sits about 100 yards from this hill that looks like a skull, which is what the word Golgotha actually means. It’s likely that its not the place (the traditional and highly likely place we are visiting tomorrow). None the less it gave us a great picture of what Jesus’ tomb was like and who knows it justify be THE empty tomb! Also, I had the privilege of leading our team in our morning prayer and reading time this morning at the garden. We read most all of Matthew 26, 27, and 28 to prepare us as we spend the next 2 days following in the footsteps of Jesus during his last week. We ended our time praying Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,” (Ephesians 1:17-20 NIV)

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