Jerusalem is an ancient city.
Today I was walking along near Mt Zion Hotel. Before me was this beautiful view of the Walls of Jerusalem. The pillar in the foreground is the focal point of this blog.
There are many ruins uncovered. Pillars were used to support large buildings. In the ruins of King David some pillars are still standing, others are lying broken where they fell. On the plaza of King Solomon, where the Dome of the Rock is today there are many remains of pillars that once would have supported splendid buildings on this site.
As one walks along a street with street merchants on one side, an archeological site is on the opposite side. There we see pillars now exposed below street level. Some of them are ornately decorated.
This reminds me of the verse,
“Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.” (Psalm 144:12 NIV)
The pillar in the foreground is all that is standing from some building. The ornate decorations are long gone.