Lois and I are in Israel. It is lush and beautiful here. We have visited so many meaningful and beautiful places following the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus. We began our day yesterday climbing Mt. Arbel… from there you have a stunning view of Galilee and the Holy Land. The sun was bright and the air was cool. The mountain was clothed with flowers. Watching Lois there reading her Bible on a rock overlooking the fishing villages with snowy Mt. Herman to the north, moved me to tears. To think of a little girl from a tiny village in Eastern Kentucky there where Jesus lived and walked…
We visited the village of Capernaum and I met Michael Easely, the past President of Moody there outside the Synagogue were Jesus visited many times. We saw the house of Peter. We visited the place where they believe Jesus made a breakfast of fish for his disciples after the resurrection. Chuk asked me if I told Jesus I loved him three times… I answered that in this land my heart has been stirred with love for Jesus over and over again.
On our first day here we woke up high over the Mediterranean Sea. That day we visited Caesarea Maritima… the very place on the margin of the sea where Herod built his “little Rome.” It was there that Herod Agrippa fell down during a great oration and was eaten of worms because he did not give God the glory. The aqueduct there is preserved and a stunning sight against the Sea. We visited the amazing Tel of Megiddo in the Carmel Mountains and stood high over the Valley of Armeggedon, thinking of many past battles and the great battle that is yet future when Jesus returns.
We visited Nazareth, where Jesus lived as a boy and a high precipice where he escaped when they tried to kill him. From there we visited a city where he and his father may have worked as stone-masons… It is a fascinating land and beautiful.
The food is wonderful and the fellowship has been rich, laughing and crying through the days. We ended our tour last night at the Jordan River. You would have laughed to watch our Jewish dance on the boat on Sea of Galillee. You will enjoy the pictures of this.
I will post more when I can. Today we visit Gamla and Dan, Susita and Caesarea Philippi. I will have more stories to tell.
Lois is well and taking thousands of beautiful pictures. We will share them upon our return.
God’s Best to all of you;
We are Under the Mercy
Ken and Lois in the Holy Land