We went into a shop with nice upper-end souvenirs (hand carved chess sets for thousands of dollars, beautiful hand-carved nativity scenes and beautiful jewelry).
I fell in love with a very pretty cross made with 11 small diamonds set in gold. I didnít expect to leave the store with it but I left with it around my neck.
Iíve always wanted a delicate, dainty cross and now I have one from Bethlehem!
When I wear that cross it will help me keep focused on Jesus and all he did for me when he died for my sins.
Itís not just a symbol of his suffering, itís a symbol that Jesus did it! He defeated the grave and triumphed over evil!
This time in Israel has been the most spiritually life-changing event of my life. With every step in this place I feel the presence of Jesus. This necklace will help keep those memories fresh and those feelings alive for me.