Today was a day spent reflecting upon the early ministry of Jesus in the Galillee region. We travelled to the site of the sermon on the mount – the most famous part of that sermon being the beatitudes of Matthew 5. The day was brilliantly sunny and warm. Just the setting for reflecting on these important words of Christ.
From there to a boat ride on the Sea of Galillee and a reading from Rabbi Samuel – and a brief devotional from me.
Then on to lunch – consisting of salad’s and St. Peter’s fish. We did not find any coins in the fishes mouth – more is the pity!
Then onto the Tabgha – the sight of the feeding of the 5,000, and Mensa Christi – where Jesus confronts Peter in John 21 and an opportunity to dip our feet in the Sea of Galillee (which is really a fresh water lake). From there we went to Capernaum, the town of Jesus to view some impressive remains from his time. Reuven Reuben), our guide has been a gracious and knowledgeable host, and we have profitted from his insight and quick wit. We have grown to appreciate him even though we have only been a couple of days in the coutnry. I’ll say more about him later, but our day ended with a stop to the Naot shoe outlet: the shoes are produced in a Kibbutz (sorry you couldn’t be here Kay Brewer!), and then home for supper. We spent a wonderful time singing and testifying of God’s goodness in our lives, before we all headed for bed – except for me – I’m blogging.
A busy day lies ahead tomorrow as we head “up to Jerusalem”
Good night, and God bless.
Herb the Pastor