Monday, November 17, 2008

Trip of a Lifetime - Top 15

#15 – Looking down on the Road to Damascus where the Apostle Paul was converted as Jesus appeared to him in a great light as he was on his way to arrest more Christians.

#14 – Picking up stones in the dry stream in the Valley of Elah where David would have gathered stones and fought and killed Goliath.

#13 – Going on to the Temple Mount where Abraham would have been willing to offer Isaac as a sacrifice and where the past Jewish temples sat (now the Dome of the Rock)

#12 – Standing at Mt Nebo and looking at the Promised Land with the same view that God would have given Moses before his death.

#11 – Seeing the Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt built around 2600BC

#10 – Standing on the Mount of Precipice where the Jews tried to throw Jesus off the cliff and seeing the Valley of Jezreel below where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought (pictured)

#9 – Standing outside the Cave of Pan (called the Gates of Hell) in Caesarea Philippi where Peter made his confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of God, the Living One.

#8 – Standing on the shore of Peter’s Primacy where after the resurrection, Jesus restored Peter with the threefold asking of the question, “Do you love me, Peter?”

#7 – Leading Chris and Debbie Pini in the renewing of their marriage vows in the Garden of Gethsemane.

#6 – Sitting on the Mt of Olives singing the last verse of How Great Thou Art while looking down at the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem.

#5 – Climbing the Steps of the Southern Wall where Jesus would have entered the Temple Mount and where Peter would have preached on the Day of Pentecost

#4 – Visiting Caiphas’ House and seeing the very steps that they would have led Jesus up after his arrest as well as the dungeon where he was scourged and where he spent the night in darkness and agony before the day of His crucifixion.

#3 – Taking communion at the Garden Tom

#2 – Baptizing people from Grace Church and my own parents in the Sea of Galilee.

#1 – Watching people from Grace Church worship on the boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, the very waters where Jesus calmed the sea and walked upon the waves

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