We were supposed to be in Jerusalem for Passover. This would have been our third consecutive Passover in the Land and our first in the City of Elohim on Passover night, but it was the will of Elohim that we not be there. Along with most of the world, we have been confined to our dwelling place under travel restrictions.
Some of our dear friends (family, really) were able to be in the city for the feast and a couple of them videoed a bicycle tour earlier in the day, before sunset… Deserted! Empty. Streets normally teeming with bustling people making final preparations for the feast, visiting the Old City and generally taking in the ambiance are quiet. It is heartbreaking and a reminder of the Biblical nature of our current events. So many times God promised in His Word that He would bring judgment and quiet to His Land, His City, when somethings were not being done HIS way.
Whether this current event is judgment or not, remains to be seen as events continue to unfold. (I tend to think the whole world is getting a dose of medicine that may escalate in the near future… time will tell.)
Nevertheless, our heart, our desire should be to be in Jerusalem for the feasts.
4 How can we sing the Lord’s song
In a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
May my right hand forget her skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.
How lonely sits the city
That was full of people!
She has become like a widow
4 The roads of Zion are in mourning
Because no one comes to the appointed feasts.
All her gates are desolate;
Lamentations 1:1a, 4a.