A couple of weeks ago my husband and oldest son arrived home from Israel. They went with a group of about 25, led by our pastor and his wife. This was an incredible adventure! Not only were they traveling across. the. world. but they were going to walk the ground that Jesus walked.
As a Christ follower this trip holds so much meaning. Beyond historical, beyond factual. It brings the Bible, the living Word, even more alive! Here are a few, out of hundreds, pictures.
This is the top of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount.
Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus wept. This was my sons very favorite. He said it was so very peaceful, quiet, he could feel the Lord's presence.
Hanging out in an Olive tree.
A view of the Sea of Galilee from the top of Mount Arbel, 1300 feet above the Sea.
Thus is the picture they sent, knowing I dread edges and heights!! Boys.
This waterfall fed into the Sea of Galilee.
Pondering the Sea of Galilee in Capernaum
Standing in an arch of the Aqueduct in Ceasarea.
This picture is of my son being baptized by our pastor and my husband. The way the water is so still in some parts, and powerfully splashing with the body being submerged moves my heart every time I look at it. There is complete surrender, powerful grace and forgiveness, and pure joy!