From Blindness to Belief
Israel Tour - Day 6
On Sunday morning, church bells rang out all around Jerusalem, welcoming the faithful to worship. At that same time, members of the Israel Tour were gathered upon the Southern Steps just outside the walls of the Old City. Since the stairs date back to the days of Herod, in all likelihood, Jesus used them when going to and from the Temple.
The pastor of a local congregation of Messianic believers walked through John 9 and the story of the blind man who was healed after washing in the pool of Siloam, located not far down the hill from where everyone was sitting. “And He said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing” (Luke 9:7). The message concluded with a call for Christians to pray for the blindness of Israel.
Afterwards, the group proceeded on a tour through the Old City of Jerusalem leading up to the Western Wall (“Wailing Wall”) for a time of reflection; many took the morning’s message to heart and prayed for the peace of Jerusalem.