Lot looked about him, and saw that the plain of the Jordan was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord (Gen 13:10)
Jordan is a land rich in epic scenery, world heritage sites, and natural wonders. It is also a spiritual heartland; a land blessed with a rich religious history. It is a land that inspired prophets and formed the spiritual backdrop for God’s covenants. Over the next four days, we will visit sites where modern day miracles happened, trek along pilgrimage routes mentioned in the Old Testament, take in views of the Promised Land revealed to Moses, visit the site where John baptized Jesus, see where Elijah ascended into heaven on a Chariot of Fire, and stop to enjoy the tranquil scenery where Jacob wrestled with an angel. Remarkably, the landscape in Jordan has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Today we ventured north of Jordan’s capital to Anjara, Jerash, Tell Mar Elias & the Jabbok River.
Anjara - Our Lady of the Mountain ChurchOur tour guide (Steve Ray) telling the group about Jesus passing through Anjara preaching the Gospel. Behind him is the Miraculous Weeping Statue - tears of blood shed on May 5, 2010.
Roman RuinsJerash, city that dates back to the Bronze age. It is one of the best preserved Roman archaeological sites outside of Italy, revealing fine examples of colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares, plazas, and baths.
Forum oval colonnadeWhen the city was inhabited, there were shops between each pillar, it was a marketplace in the middle of the city.