Growing up Christian, I read the New Testament. Saturday mornings Mom assigned cleaning chores & Sundays we went to church & read the newspaper.
Since Jesus is a Jew I study the Torah and honor Saturday as a day of rest and study.
I hope you will begin a new Sabbath chore: read my weekly post!
Friday, October 22, 2010
view from Kusadasi Turkey
This week the Torah Portion is Genesis 18-22
Abraham hears of destruction coming upon his nephew Lot.
Lot is visited and warned to leave Sodom.
Lot gets out but his wife turns to a pillar of salt because she looked back at Sodom's destruction.
Early in the week we had doubts about our travels sick and run down
admittedly discouraged -
we questioned our plans out loud.
Today we toured the city of Ephesus
listening with Dutch German and French tourists
as our Turkish guide
showed us the stadium where Apostle Paul's teaching was drowned out by citizens chanting
'GREAT is Artemis of the Ephesians!'
We saw the ancient remains of the temple of Artemis.
(one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world)
Statues of Artemis are still sold in Ephesus shops.
We are learning so much.
There will be no turning back!
How has your week been? Did you hear about the Chilean miner who conducted Bible studies twice a day during the 69-day trial underground? The miners thought they would die but God provided hope through Jose Henriquez.
Jose was quoted in the London Times -
'When a man screams to God then He will answer the prayer'