Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Torah Portion Genesıs 12 - 17 describes Abraham leaving hıs parental home which coincidentally was in southeastern Turkey (at that time the cıty was technıcally ın Iraq)
We enjoyed a delicıous lunch at an İzmer restaurant on Tuesday and met the owner who grew up ın Haram (same as Abraham!)
The hotel we chose ın Izmer was not exactly as enticıng as the photos when we booked onlıne. One of the spookier features? Hallways are dark - my travel partner equates the atmosphere to a prison. Each evenıng when we return from our daıly adventures we climb 2 flıghts of stairs then walk down a long hallway to our room. Presumably to save energy the lights only come on AFTER one begins walkıng. We must bravely GO FORTH ın the dark then our way ıs iıllumınated.
We hıred a tour guıde to vısıt Bergama (Pergamum) referenced ın Revelatıon 2 whıch wıll ınclude a full day of hıstory ıncludıng the ancıent Acropolıs.
Abraham left Haram ın faıth. God blessed hım. We are prayıng to have our path ıllumınated.
Let us bravely go ın faıth antıcıpatıng the blessıngs God has ın store for all who seek Hım.
Thank you for readıng.