Sunday, 29 March 2015

SUNDAY THOUGHT - Garden of Gethsemane, Israel ( Part 1)

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, 
Sit down here while I go over yonder and pray. 

And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to show grief and distress of mind and was deeply depressed. 

Then He said to them, My soul is very sad and deeply grieved, so that I am almost dying of sorrow. Stay here and keep awake and keep watch with Me. ...

Matthew 26:36-46

The trees are over2,000 years old.

Garden 0f Gethsemane in Israel.

For the next 7 days I will be showing your photographs I took on my trip to Israel in 2007.

Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for all your comments.


  1. What a beautiful garden, and lovely gnarled trees, I wonder if they could be 2000 years old or not? It must have been a lovely place to camp at night, perhaps they might have had a fire. What amazing scenes the trees might have witnessed.

    1. Hi Yes the trees areover 200 years old.

  2. Lovely images and post, Margaret! Happy Sunday!

  3. Beautiful series of images of this beautiful garden.
    Especially trees these are.
    A wish you a good Sunday, Margaret.

  4. So true, Margaret. the message in church today was "how to pray" and of course, that we get rid of all iniquities and idols so that God hears our prayers. Beautiful photos. Jo

  5. Wonderful images to go with these verses.

  6. Great, showing us your pics of Isreal. Beautiful gardens.

  7. Wow, great looking trees! Looking forward to seeing Isreal!

  8. Oh MY! Did it give you chills? Are these Olive Trees? They look very old.

  9. such a beautiful place!!!!

  10. Margaret, thank you very much.
    Thanks to you, brought back memories.
    I was in the Garden of Gethsemani.
    Today a beautiful Sunday, Palm Sunday.
    Greetings from Polish.

  11. What a moving post. And so timely. Thank you for sharing.

  12. What a great post. Imagine the history that took place here.

  13. It would move me so profoundly to get to walk among those ancient trees where Jesus prayed and wept! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. I look forward to seeing them!

  15. Oh Margaret, what a wonderful post.
    Since I was very young and hearing the bible stories I have wanted to visit the Holy Land.
    The old olive trees are amazing!