I only wanted one thing while I came here to bring home and I found it this week. It was a ring that had the Star of David engraved in it. I found it in a shop on Jewish Quarter Rd in the old city between the Jewish and Armenian Quarters of the city. I wasn't looking for it deliberately, but I saw it and got it for a pretty good price after talking the guy down a little. I love it for many reasons. The star of David is so meaningful to me and will be more meaningful I think the more I learn here. Here is why:
- It is on the flag of Israel and it will make me think of this place and the great memories made here.
- It is a symbol of Revelation (found on some temples) and when the Urim and Thummim came together it formed a star (the Star of David). So it represents how the light came unto Joseph Smith and how the revelations are now available to us.
- It is a representation of David who was a Prophet-King. Helps me remember that I was born to be a King and to be careful to be strong so that I do not fall like David.
- My patriarchal blessing mentions the Lord expecting me to be like David except for his fall.