Had a fantastic day in Israel. The highlight of the day was leading a service of reaffirmation of vows with the couples from LCOP at the Church of the Wedding in Cana. The only thing that would have made it better is to have had my wife with me.
This was the view from my hotel balcony. What a fantastic way to start the day!
|The Sea of Galilee|
|Another view of Galilee|
|A sign in front of the hotel|
|Our tour bus|
|View of Nazareth in the distance|
|Church of the Annunciation|
The third stop of the day was at Mt. Precipice where the people of Nazareth took Jesus in order to throw him off the cliff top. First sermons are notorious for both the preacher and the congregation. But no one's first sermon could have gone as bad as Jesus' first sermon - after his first sermon, the people in the town of Nazareth wanted to kill him!
|Rick and I standing on the cliff of Mt. Precipice where the people of Nazareth were going to throw Jesus off the cliff after his first sermon|
|That's Mt. Tabor in the distance seen from Mt. Precipice|
|The people who made this sign didn't read their Bible. They took some editorial liberty in claiming Jesus leapt off this mountain.|
|A Mandrake plant. Learned today that it's an aphrodisiac|
The fifth stop was Cana, the site of the first sign/miracle of Jesus and the Church of the Wedding where our married couples were able to renew their wedding vows in the place where Jesus blessed the covenant of marriage.
|Mary's Grotto where angel Gabriel made his announcement about the birth of Jesus to Mary|
|A sign near the church of the Annunciation put up by the Muslims|