We went on a field trip to a wildlife preserve called Neot Kedumim, where we got to herd sheep, cook on fires, and learn (and promptly forget) the names of a whoooole lotta plants. It was really fun to think about how the Lord is our shepherd, and we are just dumb sheep. Sheep are trusting though, so as long as we realize we know pretty much nothing and do our very best to trust him, he won’t lead us astray.
Our next field trip was to the City of David (just below the Old City) and we got to walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel. It was built as a way to preserve the running water in the city in ancient times. Even though the idea of being in a small enclosed space for an extending period of time with 40 other people was not exactly inviting, I’m glad I went through the tunnel! As always, the idea of it was worse than the actual thing. Life is pretty much always that way: when you face your fears, it’s not as scary as you actually thought.