Monday, October 20, 2008

The Outer Courtyard, 2 of 5

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This is the outer courtyard of the Temple of Solomon. It was here that Jesus, as a young 12 year old boy, was found by his parents teaching men of the truths of Scripture with authority after he was left behind. It was here that young Jewish boys would come to say their prayers upon their bar mitzvah, and their recognition as an adult in Jewish society. It was here that Jesus drove the money changers from the temple with a whip. "Then Jesus went into the temple, threw out everyone who was selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the moneychangers' tables and the chairs of those who sold doves. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." Matthew 21:12-13 (NIV and KJ)

What thoughts and emotions are drawn up from within me as I visited this place. Can you see these scenes as I do?

1 comment:

John M. B. said...

I love your post Mr. Houtchens. Wonderful! Keep on writing!

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