Friday, October 21, 2011


Remember.  President Spencer W. Kimball called it the most important word in the dictionary.  I wish I could remember where I left the car keys, my cell phone, my new visiting teaching list, also, pin numbers, passwords, grocery lists, birthdays, baby showers, and on and on.  Is that it?  Remembering stuff

Last Sunday we watched families walking together to celebrate the Feast of the Tabernacles.

We stood with them and thousands of others, facing a wall. 

            The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. 

The Wailing Wall is a section of the wall that surrounded the temple in Jesus' time. 

     Look for the red arrow in this model of the ancient City of Jerusalem.

This is the place the Jews have chosen to remember the temple that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 a.d. 

It is the place they have chosen to remember that God has promised to not forget them.  I looked around at the nearby highrises where hundreds more stood, watched, and worshipped. 

When I witnessed their remembering,

I contemplated my own remembering.


Carrie said...

these pictures are amazing - just so very touching. Can't wait to here more about your trip.

Crystalin Dunn said...

Wow, what an insightful post. I think that's gonna be an entry in my spiritual moments journal. Thank you Jeanie. And I can't wait to hear about your trip too.