Good morning from the Sea of Galilee. 6:49 AM.
This is my favorite photo from our trip.
It was so peaceful, and minus the modern embellishments, is a view that my Jesus saw a lot of.
The Sea of Galilee is essentially a large lake.
There is no Hebrew word for lake.
So it’s a sea.
We were on the Sea of Galilee with ten of these “Jesus Boats”, where we all locked together and had a worship service, along with some Hebrew dancing before departing.
It was easy in some spots on our cruise to imagine Jesus walking across the water to one of these little boats containing some very concerned Apostles.
We hated leaving the boats; but there was so much to see.
Capernaum is next.
Peter’s home – What you see above is a new synagogue built above it.
I had difficulty getting great photos here; so you can follow the next link if you want to see more clearly.
This statute was close to the entry to Capernaum.
Made of black stone. Note the nail holes in the feet.
Onward to lunch!
This was so far out of my comfort zone!
But I ate it any way.
I was surprised at how good it was – Seconds?
As we head down the pathway from this spot, we come to Duc In Altum.
Which means “Out into the deep”
In this atrium, we all stood circling this fountain.
We all began to sing (Sadly I can’t remember what song) and as we all moved to the center, the sound seemed to fill the hall.
It was amazing.
This room, the Encounter Chapel, struck my companions and I perhaps more than anywhere else we visited.
We stayed here in silence for several prayerful moments before leaving with very quieted hearts.
Just one more stop today –
The Yardenit is the baptismal site located on the Jordan River.
I have no photos of my own from this site, as I was busy getting re-baptized myself.
That’s it for today’s tour.
How about you?
Please join me next time for Day # 7.