Walk Through Jerusalem

March 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

I don’t know how people do it who have meetings and “stuff” going on every night of the week.  God bless you!

In down time, I’m enjoying what personal sense of rest, reflection, and quiet I can capture during this Holy Week alone in the beauty of the quiet.

walk-thru2.jpgTonight, we had some much needed family “down time” for Easter, attending the “Walk Through Jerusalem” our youth group hosted with stations for each setting and a CD narrated portion with personal reflection questions following.  It was creatively done and well throught-out.  It is perhaps best done with a small group,or with families, however, a few individuals have gone through it and seemed to really enjoy it that way as well.  It captures a sense of the sounds and smells of that time, merged with modern elements. 

In the youth groups before, teens kept getting uncontrollable cases of the giggles.  I kept waiting for the “giggling” portion of our journey, but sadly, it never occurred, so I think it was just the age of the “walkers”.  😀 

I would recommend it for a group of friends or small groups or families to interact on the questions and experience some parts of it a bit more fully.  We liked just using the boom box rather than individual CD players for a group so we could all hear it.  It didn’t seem to disturb other travelers to have multiple boxes going.walk-thru.jpg

There was one portion in particular that my kids got a kick out of, but I won’t spoil it for you. 

To keep the questions and activities from frustrating little minds, I probably wouldn’t suggest it for anyone less than about the 3rd grade.  A 2nd grader might get through it, but my 3rd grade daughter struggled a bit when she couldn’t think of answers to the questions.  She couldn’t think of any fears that separated her and God.   She could not think of any questions she had about her faith.  What a precious time of life!  Everything is so crystal clear and sharp in her mind.  It upset her that she couldn’t think of anything no matter how hard she tried.  She actually cried.  What a precious girl.

To sign up, just sign up early enough on the desk for them to have youth or someone come set things up for you.  Some have enjoyed it during the day, however, there was a special-ness added by the candlelight in the night-time.

In this season, the Lord continues to draw me toward thoughts of complete surrender and obedience.  By grace alone!  “For through Him and to Him are all things!”



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