Thursday, June 11, 2015

Day 4: Aaron, Moses, Water: Petra

Today we awoke to God's creation at its best: the view from the hotel looking down towards Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world. On the peak of one is the Tomb for Aaron, brother of Moses.

As we hiked into Petra, we were all moved by the amazing work of God's creation. Along the way, a path worn down over 2,000 years, we found carvings in the walls of the three wise men, honoring their pilgrimage through Petra to go see the new-born Christ child.

And then we approached the main attraction, the Treasury. All you Indiana Jones fans: review the Temple of Doom.

We are all in awe of the people's ability to live within these walls. Families lived here until early 1990's.

I found myself singing during our four hour hike: All creatures of our God and King ... Oh praise him, Oh praise him, Alleluia.

Indeed we all were wowed by the beauty of God's creation.

Soon we will arrive at the border. We will say goodbye to Jordan and sleep in Jerusalem. 

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