Walking the Rampart: Damascus Gate

Find the Israeli soldiers in this photo. They’re keeping an eye on the Armenian Quarter on top of Damascus Gate.

Israeli soldiers on top of rampart

I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.

Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

“See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright — but the righteous will live by his faith.” (Habakkuk 2:1-4)

Lord Jesus, sometimes there are walls in my life that I keep bumping into. Often I hit them so hard, I get bruised and achy. If only I could climb on top of them and see my world from a higher perspective. I want to see the solutions to my problems, as they exist on the other side of the wall. I also want to jump down into the life that’s over on that side. But if I jump, I’ll get hurt, because the walls are too high.  Ahhh, Lord, You are telling me to wait. You want me to live by faith. If I wait on Your timing and Your involvement in my problems, You will open up a Golden Gate for me to walk through with You. Thank You, Lord! Now help me to let go of my fears and to hold on tight to You. Guide me, sweet Jesus, by Your Holy Spirit, in the love of the Father. Amen!

We depart from the walls of Jerusalem through Damascus Gate.

Damascus Gate- departing the walls of Jerusalem