As evening descended we headed to the Kotel. The shops were closed and the light rail shut down, very few cars and people on the streets. We have seen many sukkah’s on balconys and in courtyards. Most of the restaurants have them set up too.
As we approached the ancient city of Jerusalem, I again am in awe of this place.
My sister Zelta Fox on her first trip into the old city.
Entering through the Jaffa Gate, the number of people on the streets increases dramatically. Some of the Arab shops are still open and we saw one bread vendor selling his wares at the gate. This is one of the gates that can be driven through.
Walking past Christchurch Guest House brought back memories of our short stay, May last year. Passing David’s Citadel, the cardo and ruins, past the golden menorah and seeing the moon rise over the mount of Olives and the Temple Mount.
Down a hundred steps or so I came across the security check, which all have to go through to go to the western wall area.
After a quick backpack check and a walk through the metal detector, they waved me on. Most of the evening activitys were over, so not much of a crowd tonight.
On down to the wall I went. I knew when I dressed for the evening that I would need to have my head covered to approach the wall, this is required upon entrance. I put on a blue Biblical Zionists ball cap.
There were many different types of head coverings there from the fur type to different black brimed hats to many shapes and colors of kippah’s. I was wearing the only blue ball cap head covering.
On to the wall its self. Magnificent stones, ancient, with the cracks stuffed with pieces of paper with prayers written on them. “Quiet my soul and listen to the Spirit”…
“Our Father who art in Heaven, Your Kingdom come, here on earth as it is in Heaven. Restore unto us your Kingdom and your Presence. Forgive us our trespasses against you and restore us anew to be a Nation, your Nation.”
There were many tables scattered throughout with assorted siddurs and other religious books along with Scriptures, some Torah some full Tanach.
Looking away from the wall I saw a very large sukkah.
Our group at the ‘Flag Pole’. This flag pole can be seen on a few web cams live any time.
Back up the steps and through the old city, out the Jaffa Gate and through the Mamilla mall.
Dead Sea salt art.
Seeing sukkah’s all over.
What must it have been like in the time of Yeshua to come to this city during this Chag (festival) with travelers from all over the land and coming from far away lands to celebrate these Chagim.
Even back to the time of King Solomon, the throngs of Israelites journeying up to Jerusalem to worship in the presents of our Elohim with the esteem resting on the Temple and not only visible but also palpable. The thousands of sukkahs in the streets. Awe I can almost see it in my minds eye.
Prophecy tells us this is going to be seen again. In this the city of our Great King. Zachariah 14