The most moving sites from our family’s trip to Israel a few years ago were those relating to the last days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.

In these days leading to this year’s Resurrection Sunday, I’m posting a different kind of series—a picture from this trip, especially from the Jerusalem area, with a few thoughts relating to that scene. Most of the pictures will not fall on the day of the week in which the correlating event occurred, but I trust they will turn your thoughts toward Christ in this week leading to the Resurrection.


Yesterday we saw the steps to Caiaphas’ house over which Jesus would have walked for a mock trial. But the picture above is a view of Jerusalem from the same location.

As Jesus was brought before Caiaphas, I don’t believe His mind was focused on how to answer the false accusations that were made. I believe He was seeing the people living in the city for whom He would give His life.

Some people are willing to give their lives for a cause; but Jesus gave His life for people. When He saw a city, He thought of the people who lived there and of their eternal needs.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!—Luke 13:34

As we approach Resurrection Sunday, may we, too, see the people around us. And may we give of ourselves—time, energy, prayers—to invite them to the Saviour.

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