Today we had a preview of the next week as we got into our minibus and drove around Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives to south of the city overlooking the way Abraham may have approached as he took his son, Isaac, to be sacrificed.
We stopped several times for the view and for excellent teaching that placed the geography of the city in the context of a particular time and of Holy Scripture.
I'll write again when I'm in wifi friendly land. For the next week I'll be traveling with the other pilgrims through Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.
Traveling mercies to us all.