What It Means to Travel to The Holy City as A Christian
Jerusalem is a sacred and Holy City for a lot of people for many reasons. For Christians is the place where Jesus grew, lived, preached, was crucified, and resurrected.
Visiting the historical landmarks and all the places mentioned in the Bible gives us a sense of what life in Israel was like back then and seeing how Jesus lived.
It creates an even more significant connection between Jesus and ourselves, helping us maintain our faith and further strengthen it.
If you experience doubts from time to time, that natural. If you want deepen your relationship with Jesus and better understand the roots of your Christian faith, here are some places you can visit and some activities you can do during your tour of Israel.
The Garden of Gethsemane
It is the Jerusalem Garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives where, in accordance with the four New Testament Gospels, Jesus experienced agony in the garden and was placed under arrest by the Romans before his crucifixion.
Christians from all over the world come here for reflection and prayer.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Tradition has it that this church is built on the location of Jesus’ Crucifixion and burial.
His tomb was near the location of the Crucifixion (John 19:41–42), and the church was built to enclose the site of both the cross and the tomb.
Since the fourth century, this location has consistently been recognized as the site where Jesus died, was buried, and rose again.
The magnificent Altar of the Crucifixion, the most popular place in the cathedral, features a glass enclosure around the Rock of Calvary, where the crucifixion is thought to have taken place.
Also known as “The Way of the Cross” or “The Way of the Sorrow,” it is a narrow, stone path that is thought to have been used by Jesus on the way to His crucifixion around 2000 years ago.
Numerous thousands of Christian pilgrims travel this route every year. Christians commemorate and experience Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection here.
Chapel of the Ascension
The Mount of Olives’ Chapel of the Ascension commemorates the site where Christ ascended to heaven and will return to at His second coming.
Christ’s ascension to heaven occurred atop the Mount of Olives, located across the Kidron Valley from Jerusalem’s Old City, forty days after his resurrection.
An old chapel serves as the location’s marker. Jesus ascended to heaven forty days after his resurrection, according to Luke 24:51.
The Jordan River
Also known as Nahr Al-Shariat, it is a 251-kilometre-long river in the Middle East that travels from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea in a roughly north-south direction.
The river is bordered to the east by Jordan and the Golan Heights and to the west by Israel and the West Bank.
Due to its significance as the site of Jesus’ baptism, the Jordan River is considered the fountain of all holy water in Christianity. It has attracted people from all over the world for centuries.
Mount of Temptation
Jebel Quruntul, a mountain that towers over the West Bank town of Jericho, is better known by its more popular English name, Mount of Temptation.
It is thought to be the site of a part of Jesus’ temptation as described in the New Testament’s Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, during which the Devil led Jesus to a “high mountain” and offered him control over all the kingdoms of the earth if he would bow to him. Of course, we know Jesus declined.
Christian tradition has directly linked a cave atop Jebel Quruntul with the forty days of Jesus’ fasting that came before his temptation since at least the 4th century.
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Christians who travel to the Holy Land experience a spiritual journey, a visit rich in religious and historical significance.
No other country on earth compares to Israel. Christians travel there to experience the events of Jesus’ life come to life before their eyes and in their hearts, to fulfil a dream, and to enjoy the modern, vibrant nation’s golden beaches, breathtaking views, and rich cultural activities.
For Christians, it is crucial to believe that Jesus died and was then risen from the grave, and this sacrifice allows all believers to have a personal relationship with God.
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