Jerusalem is a transit city. In ancient times before the rise of the Roman Empire, it was an important trading center connecting merchants and communities along the Silk Road to Europe and Africa. Today, Jerusalem remains a transit city in the sense that all sorts of people including faithful Muslims, Christians, and Jews come for pilgrimage and tourism to visit and connect with the ancient and living stones. Jerusalem is like many cities -a place where God’s diverse creation is well-represented and on display.
|Jerusalem's Western Wall Plaza and the Dome of the Rock shining in the background|
|Leading pilgrims to visit the Monastery of St. George in the Wadi Qelt, near Jericho|