Jerusalem – Anyone who knows me well, knows my heart skips a beat at the mention of the word, Jerusalem. According to the name meanings in the Strong’s Concordance, Jerusalem means – founded in peace.
Drawing my thoughts back to Israel, bits and pieces of memories penciled into my pocket journal. May I share a poem penned on the last day of our journey into the gates of Jerusalem in January 2018.
“As all the days before,
We started our journey
With the open bus door.
Up the hill we climbed.
Each step drew us closer
To the days back in time.
Through the Lion’s Gate.
The place were Stephen,
A “man full of faith and the Holy Spirit”
Was crowned a saint.
Along the streets of old,
One day knowing,
Will be made of gold.
Carried right along,
We sang our final pilgrim song.
Each note tucked deep inside
Washed in emotions tide.
In this place we understand,
The price He paid to
Save this wretched man.”
May you and your family be founded in His peace today.
Thank you for sharing the journey with me.
Poem by dbalog©2018
Photograph captured as we climbed the steep hill by way of the Lion’s Gate into the Holy City of Jerusalem © 2018
No matter where you are located in Israel, one says, “going up to Jerusalem.”
“And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit.” Acts 6:5 NKJV
Stephen’s story begins in Acts 6 through Acts 8:2.