Day 4 - 2/18 Thursday: Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, Capernaum and Jordon River
Today was a marvelous day around the Sea of Galilee area. Immediately after breakfast at our Kibbutz Hotel we enjoyed an hour-long boat ride on the lake. We paused to read scriptures that took place on and around the sea. We prayed and enjoyed the quietness, sang songs, took a group picture. Most notably we considered the "peace - be still" Christ gives us in our "storms" of life. After docking we went next door to Nof Ginnosar, the museum home of the "Jesus Boat" found in 1986. This 1st century boat was intriguing to see, given that it was no doubt the type of boat the disciples used.
Next we headed to Caesarea Philippi, traveling through the Golan Heights to the very north of Israel at the foot of snow covered Mt. Hermon. Here we discussed Christ asking Peter and the disciples "Who do people say I am and who do you say I am" while in this pagan community know in those days as the Gates of Hades.