Thursday, April 9, 2009

His Last Night

I had the honor of going to Jerusalem a couple of years ago and it was hands down the most amazing experience of my life. I can't even describe to you the feelings and thoughts that flood your mind as you literally walk where Jesus once walked. It is a feeling of wonder and awe, yet eerie at the same time.

As Easter approaches, I am reminded of one of the most impacting things I saw there. I will never ever forget the heaviness of my heart when I walked into an underground holding cell just outside of the walls of Jerusalem. Nothing off course is certain about where exactly Jesus spent his last night, however, archeologists and scholars are pretty convinced that this is where prisoners were taken to await trial the next day if the city was closed down for the night. The dungeon is just a mile or so away from the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested.

Below are some pictures I took of the dungeon and the garden. This is where Jesus spent his last night on earth before he was crucified.

This is the roof of the holding cell where they would lower prisoners in through.

This is the cell room.

Here is the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives.

Here I am on the roof of the building where the dungeon lays on. Above my head, slightly to the right you can see the Mount of Olives, where the garden of Gethsemane is.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Race Day

Today is the opening day for the 2009 IndyCar series and I'm excited! Today's race is in St. Petersburg, FL at 11am on VERSUS. This will be the official debut of Dan Wheldon with Panther Racing in his new #4 DELPHI NATIONAL GUARD car. Go #4!!!

There is another race today that just so happens to be immediately following the Indy race on the same exact channel - VERSUS [DIRECTV=CH603,COX=CH69]. This is a cycling race - TOUR DE FLANDERS. I have really grown to appreciate this sport because of my triathlon training. Thus, I am excited to watch my very first pro cycling race on TV.

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