Our word of the day was, Provider.
Today was a very busy day. We left the hotel at 7:30 in the morning. We had stayed the night in Nazareth, so we started out at the Brow of the Hill. This hill is believed to be the location where the people of Nazareth sought to throw Jesus off the cliff in Luke 4.
Next, we traveled to the oldest Baptist church in Israel. The pastor was 91 years old and has served there for 58 years. It was amazing to meet them.
We stopped in Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding. It is now a church, but you can go down underneath and see the ruins.
Our next stop was Mt. Arbel. It was quite a hike up to the top, but the view was awesome. It was overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
The next stop was Magdala. This is believed to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. We stopped at the ruins of a synagogue where it is possible Jesus could have preached and taught.
Then on to Safed. It is considered one of Israel’s four holiest cities to Jews. There is an old cemetery where many great rabbis were buried. One of the oldest graves belongs to Hosea the Prophet.
We headed to our new hotel on the Sea of Galilee. We had little cabins with beautiful views of the sunset.
The most memorable time of today was after dinner. There were 26 of us on this trip. Some of us knew each other and others didn’t. So after we ate, we had a time to introduce ourselves. It turned into a couple of hours of testimony time. We were outside and it was really cold, but it was awesome to hear everyone’s story.
It was a great day of touring places where we saw God as the Provider.