This video is about getting ready for the Jewish holiday Tu B'Shvat in Jerusalem. If you have not been there, this video gives you the opportunity to see a bit of what it is like, with music.
You will get an in-depth look at the marketplace, as if you are there browsing through the different shops and admiring the products in person. The streets are full of people walking through the market place. There are bags of many different spices and stalls with impressive produce. The market includes a variety of things like tomatoes, cucumbers, pomegranates, and figs.
I may be biased because I love strawberries so much, but the strawberries being displayed in the market look especially delicious. I noticed among the fish being displayed, a very unique almost golden yellow variety that I’m not sure if I have ever seen before. There are also neat displays, highlighting several varieties of dried fruits and seeds. One can also find vegetables that one could make a lovely meal with, and the display of olive oil looks like it would be lovely drizzled over a bowl of fresh hummus, to enjoy with some flat bread. And if you are anything like me, your eyes may be delighted by the variety of olives. There are also many other foods in the video, to admire and enjoy. If you can’t go to Jerusalem anytime soon, just looking at a bit of what life is like can be nice.
At the end of the video, we are reminded that fruit is a sign of God’s blessing.
Yeshua said, “‘I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener. Every branch which is part of me but fails to bear fruit, he cuts off; and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit. Right now, because of the word which I have spoken to you, you are pruned. Stay united with me, as I will with you — for just as the branch can’t put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can’t bear fruit apart from me. I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who stay united with me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from me you can’t do a thing. Unless a person remains united with me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up. Such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, where they are burned up’” (John 15:1-6).
Let is make sure that we remain connected to Him and not let our hearts be dried up by the greed and pride so common in this world.