Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Amazing Israel...The Empty Tomb in the Garden !

   On our  second to the last day in Jerusalem, we visited where it is believed to be the tomb, inside a beautiful garden, that Yeshua's (Jesus') body was placed in after He was crucified. The garden was constructed out of all sorts of shapes and sizes of stones, and had a profusion of various colorful flowers. It was a lovely, peaceful place where one could just sit and contemplate the miracle of Yeshua, Jesus rising from the dead, and to get away from the busyness of the city.
   I entered the carved out rock tomb with 3 other people, and a silence fell over us as we stood there in awe, and then one of the ladies, Crystal, began to praise the Lord, so much so that it sounded like a Psalm from the Bible that King David had written ! It was a beautiful moment.
   In an outdoor chapel area, we had a time of scripture reading and teaching from Rabbi and his wife, and then we took communion there,with grape juice in

olive wood cups and matzo bread, symbolizing Yeshua's blood and body having been crucified for our sins.
   I pray that you get to visit this Garden Tomb in Jerusalem and have an intimate moment with the Lord Yeshua, as He touches your heart with His love.
   Since this is a garden filled with flowers, I am planning to include a recipe for Lavender Apricot Jam, as soon as apricots are plentiful, and bursting with luscious sweetness !!
   To be continued.....!

P.S. And speaking of lavender, which was growing in this garden and other places in Israel...Here is a beautiful and very simple taste  delight with white peaches, white nectarines, and lavender honey. I like to have this little treat for breakfast or a lovely dessert !

   White Peaches and Lavender

   Buy some semi-soft white peaches or white nectarines in season, at your local farmer's market.Cut them in half, slice them in 6-8 wedges. Arrange the wedges on a pretty plate. Drizzle honey or especially lavender honey over the peaches or nectarines.  Add an edible flower on the plate. (I found "Maison Peltier Lavender Honey on Amazon and ordered six of them, some to keep and some to give away as gifts !) Serve this INCREDIBLE treat to yourself, a friend, or your sweetie !


  1. Love your photos and comments about our trip to Israel. I'm going to try some of your recipes... I always enjoy your salads @ oneg. Much love. L

  2. Thank you Laurel ! I have really enjoyed your wonderful photos and commentary on our trip through the Holy land !