Accumulating snow near Jerusalem on January 10, 2013.  Photo courtesy of Elie Ben-Meir.If you have seen the news today, then you have probably seen many pictures or video of the snow that has fallen across much of Israel today. Some parts of Jerusalem have received up to eight inches of snow. I thought I would include a few additional pictures that were sent to me from a friend of mine who lives just outside the city. He is around 2400 feet in elevation. When I see pictures like this, I can help but remember the verse from John 10:22-23:

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.

Snow along a road near Jerusalem.  Photo courtesy of Elie Ben-Meir.Snowfall at night near Jerusalem.  Photo courtesy of Elie Ben-Meir.