A Stroll through Bethlehem….


We had the amazing experience of strolling through Bethlehem last night…

We found a good park…

Upon entering the market scene of Bethlehem (circa Jesus’ birth), we were given three gold coins and spent it in the marketplace of Bethlehem. Fruit, clay stars, flat bread and honey, weaving, Bethlehem well water and wooden stars were all on offer…

Flat bread and honey…

It was such an amazing experience…all the volunteers were in character and the hustle and bustle of Middle Eastern life went on around us…
 
 
 

The three wise men were in search of Jesus…they asked if Jack could be him :)
 

Jesus was humbly found with his family – God with us.

I was profoundly touched by this experience. The local church that ran this event poured so much love and giving to the local community. Our family and the friends we went with were so blessed by the love, giving and the message of Jesus displayed. It slowed us down in the hustle and bustle of the preparations for Christmas. The church is located right next to our huge local shopping center, quite a different experience from the shopping center at this time of year! I am so glad to experience a taste of the first Christmas!

Love Martine

P.S. If you live in Brisbane this is event is on for the next two nights (21 and 22nd of December) – Indooroopilly Uniting Church – 6:30-8:30pm