February 24, 2014

"The Lord is my shepherd"

Today for our field trip we went to Neot Kedumim which is a biblical landscape in Israel. This was one of my favorite field trips thus far. It was our last field trip with the woods which I am sad about. Next week is finals and then we switch teachers. Neot Kedumim is an attempt to re-create the physical setting of the Bible. They made it about 50 years ago. We learned about the significance of nature, shepherds and the land of the seven species in the bible. 
Herding sheep and goats was so funny. It was pretty hard actually. Sorry I went a little bit crazy on the pics. I thought they were just so cute.
"drink ye every one the waters of his cistern"
This reserve was so beautiful. I love nature.
"Cleanse me with hyssop that I may be pure; wash me till I am whiter than snow" Psalm 51:9
We crushed up hyssop which is a plant, we put the hyssop and olive oil on pita bread to eat. Yum. I know the hyssop looks a little sketch...haha.
i have a couple crush on them
booty had me like
coolest duck i ever saw
pita bread
lentil soup
We ate lunch and also made pita bread, lentil soup, and tea. It was so fun. Everyone helped, I felt like we were camping. This field trip was so chill I loved it. Israel has so many surprised I love it.
my name in hebrew
We got to see a guy who writes the torah. This last part of the field trip was very interesting. It is truly amazing how much they worship the torah and obey the words in it. Everything is significant of eachother. The torah takes about one year to write (copy) on to a scroll, sometime of animal skin. It's amazing how much they put into it. It has to be perfect, they have to wash themselves before they write "God". A whole torah scroll can cost about $35,000. So crazy.

I know that the Lord is my shepherd and knows us all individually. He is the good shepherd and we should follow and listen to Him. Heavenly Father has so much patience and love for us.

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