Our fifth day in Israel began at Vad Hashem, The Holocaust Museum. Next we drove to Old Jerusalem. We climbed off the bus, walked here, and stopped. I gazed at the old city walls with holes in it. And then it hit me as our tour guide spoke. This is Zion Gate in Old Jerusalem and those are holes from 1947 gun fire. It was one of those shock and awe moments of my trip. I couldn’t believe I was standing there!
I was amazed at the narrow passageways between the beautiful buildings and architecture. This would not be our only trip to Old Jerusalem. During this stop we only spent a short time there. We headed to the Room of the Last Supper.
The Last Supper Room is a second-story room in Jerusalem that serves as a memorial to the upper room in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples. It was built in the 12 century and cannot possibly be the actual site; however it possible that it is over or near the actual site. It is located above what is believed to be the Tomb of David and is near the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion.
It is a beautiful room with pillars, vaulted ceilings, and stained glass windows.
In this place we stopped to think about Jesus and the Last Supper. A pastor said a few words and then we sang. How beautiful the sound of worship to the Lord in that room!
Such ancient beauty all around in these pictures, love it!
That sounds like the kind of experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.