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Day 18

Mount Nebo, Jerusalem

sunny 32 °C

Today was our last day together.

My room at the Crowne Plaza was like a chimney sweep and I had not slept well the night before, so with Joel’s help I changed rooms (it took some effort). A king size bed and a view over the Dead Sea were rough to take...

The day before I had managed to get a massive and painful blister on my foot, so I could not join in the fun of being covered in mud and washing off in the Dead Sea. I had a lot of fun watching the others and taking photographs.

It was 32 degrees at 10:00 am - coming home is going to be rough.

I have now been to the lowest point on earth - photographic evidence proves this.

Our main event for the day was a trip to Mount Nebo, which is 800 metres above sea level. On a clear day, you can see Jericho and Jerusalem from Mount Nebo.

It was on Mount Nebo where Moses saw the promised land.

Nancy shared a devotion about Moses being satisfied to be a servant of God, which is what we are all called to be.

The scripture in Hebrews came to mind:

‘Faith is the substance of things not seen.’

As I stood on Mount Nebo, I could imagine God saying to Moses, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’. My prayer is that He will say that to me one day.

We headed back to Jerusalem and after dinner played games until about 10:00 pm.

I said goodbye to everybody (they all leave early in the morning and my flight is much later) and headed to bed.

It has been a wonderful trip and I will read the scriptures very differently from now on. It has also been great to meet new friends.

My long journey home starts tomorrow.

Posted by Cruicksie 21:37 Archived in Israel

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