A Place For Miracles

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I like people and places that inspire and the Western Wall in Jerusalem is just that. The presence of deep sadness and mourning is undeniable there, yet alongside it runs a strong current of joy, as the rawest of human emotions meets the  awesome power of hope. Witnessing this is an incredibly touching experience that even the most deadest of hearts would respond to.

The Wall is part of a surviving structure of the Temple Mount, which was the center of the spiritual world before it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. It’s considered especially sacred due to its location near the part of the Temple known as the Holy of Holies and also symbolic of the resilience of the Jewish people, as it remained standing after each of the nine times Jerusalem was destroyed and rebuilt.

Millions of people from all over the world come to pray at the Western Wall, which is also called the Wailing Wall due to the expressions of grief commonly heard there.

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Many prayer notes are left in the Wall’s crevices which are emptied out twice a year, prayed over by a Rabbi and buried in the Mount of Olives. What a comforting thought that is.

It’s an awe inspiring and humbling place, stuffed with emotions.  An inexplicable feeling of peace was felt by me and everyone in the group I was with.

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5 Responses to A Place For Miracles

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    I spent some time trying to picture exactly what the Western Wall, the Wailing Wall, really is. It is revealing to look at an aerial view.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. ColorStorm says:

    The promises of God, the history of a nation, the future anticipated, but to the ‘deadest of hearts.’ Love that thought T.

    Never been there but my affection is not diminished in the least. Scripture does a fine job of filling in the dots, dots made more colorful I’m sure by a personal visit.

    What means Jerusalem? was asked by a Persian.

    Nothing. Everything.
    … was the answer.

    Good thoughts T, keep them coming.

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  3. The humbling experience of witnessing this “inanimate object” can only truly be understood by those who visit its location. Words cannot express the emotions this small area elicits. It fills the gamete from extreme sorrow to extreme exuberance and leaves its “footprint” on your soul FOREVER.

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