To the Wall

In a few minutes I will go downtown to meet the tour group which is coming up from their time in the south of the land. After they check into the hotel and have dinner I will walk them the couple of miles to the gates of the Old City and then we will go directly to the Western Wall. This will be their first time seeing the Wall and it is always best seen after dark for the first time. Before I take them from the hotel, we will read from the prophet Zechariah (8:4-5). For 2,000 years people must have wondered if this prophecy would ever come true. Well, now it has:

“Old men and old women will again sit in the squares of Jerusalem, each man with his staff in his hand because of age. And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.”

As we walk through the city and to the Wall, we will hear the sound of children playing and calling to one another and calling to their fathers: “Abba! Abba!” The old ones will be sitting in every square and on every bench just as this scripture says they will.

Tomorrow I begin leading the group in Jerusalem for 2-1/2 days. Then we leave Jerusalem to head north into the Galilee which is the main area of Jesus’ life and ministry. After a few days there we will go to the coast to say “goodbye” and see them off to the U.S.

I will not be adding more to this blog until the tour is over since I won’t have internet access until then. So, Shalom to everyone for about the next week. Expect a long post when I write again, complete with pictures.

I am feeling great! Thanks for all the prayers. I carry everyone with me in my heart. You know who you are…

4 thoughts on “To the Wall

  1. Nye family

    Hey Chris,

    Love the updates. You are in your element (not that Element…not a metaphor). You sound so happy and content. We are very happy for you.

    Everyone here is doing well. Chelsea just got back from the medical mission trip to Ecuador yesterday. She loved it. The rest of the kids are great, staying busy as always. David is working hard as usualy, too. I stay busy because they all stay busy.

    We look forward to reading your next blog. Thanks.

    Much love,
    all of the Nyes

  2. Logans

    I am reminded, I have a 13 year old son who for some reason can give directions from the Jaffa Gate to the Wall…his favorite walk!! As I read your notes I am reminded of that…and your walk with the girl with the golden hair. Hopefully, we will get there soon!

    Glad you are on the mend. Swear off Mexican for a while!!

    Pray for Scott. While he was on a business trip we got word that his dad had a massive heart attack. He will be heading out to Tucson this morning about 4 am (driving to Nashville) after having just gotten off the plane at 6 tonight.

  3. The Logans

    Chris – Scott Logan here. My dad has been a pastor for >40 years (now retired) and has dozens of churches praying for him. But I told him that there’s nothing like a prayer at The Wall (and even though he’s pretty well sedated, he gave me a good smile at that plan). Next time you’re there, please slip a piece of paper in there for him. Jim Logan, Tucson, AZ – healing for his heart, his lungs, and his spirit. Gracias (he says with light pun intended)!!

    Blessings to you.

  4. C. Blake Davis

    Wish I could be there, there’s nothing like walking towards the western wall in the middle of the night for the first time. Glad to hear you’re great. I’ll talk to you soon.

    Love you.

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