Today I had an absolutely marvelous Sabbath, and went to the Garden of Gethsemene after church and wrote pages and pages in my journal. We got special access to a private garden without any tourists. Outside the garden there were cars honking, men shouting angrily in Arabic, and lots of contention. Even with that noise, it was quiet and peaceful in the walls of the garden. It made me realize that in this world of chaos, frustration and mixed messages; Christ is our protected garden we can go to and feel peace.
I will be taking an 8-day hiatus to traverse continents and engage in modes of travel including bus, airplane, taxi, overnight train and even camel! (No joke!)
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