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Walking Where Jesus Walked

Jack S. Marshall - FUN FOR LESS - March 07, 2012

When I think about the Holy Land, my feelings echo those of astronaut Neil Armstrong when he toured the area: he said his excitement to walk where Jesus walked was greater than when walking on the moon.

When I walk through the Biblical sites of Jerusalem, I often think of the story told of Neal Armstrong when he toured Israel. The story is told by Meir Ben Dov, excavator of the Temple Mount and southern walls in Jerusalem.

“While standing on the stairs before the Hulda gates, the ancient gates to the temple, Mr. Armstrong asked me if there was a site where Jesus walked upon 2,000 years ago, without doubt," Ben Dov said. "I answered that these steps are, for sure, where Jesus had stepped up to the temple. Mr. Armstrong was so excited he then told me that his excitement to stand where Jesus had stood was more than he experienced while walking on the moon”.

That story echoes my feelings. To walk where Jesus walked more than two millennial ago excites and inspires me with a silent, reverential awe.

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