Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back to Israel Again

The Mount of Beatitudes.
The grounds were very beautiful and well maintained. 
The church was old, solid, and adorned.
This was a very quiet part of our trip.

In Capernaum, the Synagogue where Jesus taught.

In Capernaum, the city Jesus knew so well.
It is the central point of the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Ruins of Capernaum were all around,
covering almost a square mile, and that was only what was visible.
The above picture is of a home.

Peter's mother's house, where Jesus healed her.
In all of Capernaum, Peter's Mother's house is the most well preserved because the people at the time honored her and the miracle that Jesus perfomed there.  For hundreds of years the people of Capernaum cared for the home.  The church that is built over it made a glass floor so that one could look down into the house of Peter's Mother.

There were many other miracles performed in Capernaum, the healing of the Centurion's servant,
to name just a few.

And... judgment.

I LOOOVED being in Capernaum... in the footsteps of Jesus.

This is what's known as the Jesus Boat, a fascinating discovery.

Paul blowing a Shofar- A trumpet made of a ram's horn,
blown by the ancient Hebrews during religious ceremonies
and as a signal in battle, now sounded in the synagogue
during Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur.

A visit to the Golan Heights.  Behind us is Jordan and Syria.
We spent some time crawling around the underground tunnels and bunkers. 

On our way out we visited with some English
speaking United Nation Soldiers from The Phillipines. 
They were proud to take a picture with us and so gracious.

Israel was such a wonderful event in my life that I am so grateful for. 
...Dinner tonight- chicken/cheese quesadillas and salad.


Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Wow...what fantastic pictures and a wonderful journey you experienced!!! :) Such a blessing that you got to do that...and for us, who haven't, to get to see it through your eyes! Thank you for sharing it! :)

Thank you, again, for your super kind and loving comments on my blog. You are always such a sweet encouragement to me, and I truly appreciate it! :)

I am so sorry you are feeling overwhelmed. I will pray for peace for you! Rest in Him...take one thing at a time. If there is any way I can help....please let me know! :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So fascinating! Capernum would have been so neat to visit. To actually see where Jesus had been!

Love you!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Just so facinating! Makes me want to go there really bad. So happy you had this experience!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Thank you for your blog comment today! ;)

Actually...I am *trying* to have a bit of a farm on our little homestead! :o) Although it only consists of 2 sheep, 12 chickens, a cat and 2 dogs. Not sure it *technically* qualifies as a "farm"...but it does in my mind!!! ;)

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