On this Black Friday, when thoughts turn from turkey and Thanksgiving to consumption and big deals, please pause for a moment and pray for Ukraine.
This pic is from the center of a city of a half million souls in central Ukraine. In the early evening yesterday, only the headlights of cars can be seen as there had been no electricity since 5:30am when an enemy attack turned off the lights.
Here is a prayer I prayed: “I raise up prayers for you all today. Prayer for safety, warmth, running water, longer periods of electricity, and most of all, for your hearts and minds to be turned to our Lord, Christ Jesus.”
Please join me in praying. May God have mercy. May the terrorists be defeated.
Taking a cab up to the second highest spot in Jerusalem, we got coffee and sat for a spell on the Mount of Olives. This is a pano of Jerusalem from up there.
During Passion Week / Holy Week (you choose) Jesus spent a lot of time up here. And it was from here that tradition tell us he ascended. With that in mind we went to the spot that is revered for that event. But Luke names Bethany as the spot, so we hunted for a view eastward.