a previous post that I've saved onto this current blog as the other blog will be deleted. Too precious of memories to lose :)
Sunday, March 9, 2013
We began our journey today from the old old city of Joppa where we read the story of Jonah. It was here that he fled from God. We sat of top of the hill overlooking the sea knowing we were embarking on a journey of ancient times. It was also in this place where Peter had an encounter with God. We know that as we focus on Christ this trip we too will encounter God.
At Ceasarea we saw the remains of the incredible amphitheater and castle remains that Herod had built. It was here that the Apostle Paul was also taken to stand trial before continuing on in his ministry and he also embarked on his missionary journey from this place on the Mediterranean.
On Mount Carmel, we read from the passage of 1 Kings 18:20-46 envisioning Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal and his stance in God being the One True God.
Walking through the Old Nazareth Village set in the time of Jesus 2,000 years ago was a definite highlight for our whole group.