Israel Travel Journal, Epilogue

When I first posted from my trip to Israel, in my last blog post I said, “Time will tell how significant an experience it [the trip] has been for me, as I read the Bible with new understanding.” I’m now 16 months down the road, and I can tell you the trip was a game-changer.  I’ve … Continue reading “Israel Travel Journal, Epilogue”

Israel Travel Journal, Day 9

This was our last full day in Israel, and it was a full one. We said goodbye to Beit Bracha and then headed to the top of the Cliffs of Arbel, which overlook the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes and Tiberias. I now understand how from this vantage point Jesus could have seen … Continue reading “Israel Travel Journal, Day 9”

Israel Travel Journal, Day 8

I began the day watching the sun rise over the Sea of Galilee from our balcony at Beit Bracha. Beautiful. We headed north today, and our first stop was the ruins at Chorazin, one of the cities Jesus lamented over because, even though He performed miracles there, they did not repent. (Luke 10:13-14). From there … Continue reading “Israel Travel Journal, Day 8”

Israel Travel Journal, Day 7

This was our first full day in Galilee. We spent the day around the coast of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus did most of His ministry.  We started at the Cliffs of Arbel, where historical battles had taken place and through which winds the trail from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee, a trail Jesus no doubt walked. … Continue reading “Israel Travel Journal, Day 7”

Israel Travel Journal, Day 6

Today we left for Galilee. Our first stop was the road to Emmaus, where Jesus appeared after His resurrection and explained the Scriptures to two travelers.  (Luke 24:13-49). While there, Arie also showed us the valley where Joshua fought the five kings and the Lord did a celestial time-out for a day so that Joshua … Continue reading “Israel Travel Journal, Day 6”