The desert: hot, barely any vegetation, water means life. It is the place where I feel closest to God. It is not a coincidence that much of the Bible takes place there. It is the place where people have put themselves in solitude for years to feel the spirit speaking to them directly, with no distractions, with nothing in between them and the entire universe.
This is particularly true with the first light of the morning. The air is cold, nearly frozen. First light appears, and from the darkness the vastness of nothingness starting to shape into a scenery that soon becomes too hot to bare. It is the first hour of light, that tells you the meaning of life and your place in the universe.
This is where I am now on my journey to Israel, and I feel blessed to be able to share these photos of first light in the desert with you.
Today, Good Friday fell on the Day of the Passover. So first I went to visit and take photos of the Garden Tomb and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is a major pilgrimage centre for Christians all around the world. It is said to be the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.
In the next posts I will continue sharing with you my photos of my Journey to Israel, here from the preparation for the Passover.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
A major pilgrimage centre for Christians all around the world.
Monastery of The Cross, Valley of The Cross, Jerusalem
I wanted to share with you that I am now travelling through Israel. Today I’m in Jerusalem , and this is a photo of one of the most amazing historical places. This is the Monastery of the Cross in the Valley of the Cross.
Around the monastery there are dozens of olive trees, some are young, but a few are many hundreds of years old. (not far there is the oldest tree which is believed to be over 3000 years old).