Monday, July 18, 2011

Sea of Galilee - Journal Entry #1

Over the last 5 Sundays we have looked here at the Gaylord E-Free church at the main events that took place in the life of Jesus on or by the Sea of Galilee in a message series we called, "Summer by the Lake." I love the Sea of Galilee. Of all the places I have ever visited, the Sea of Galilee is my favorite. Below is one of the journal entries I wrote after my first visit to Israel and the Sea of Galilee:

November 4, 2006

After breakfast this morning, while Laura was finishing getting ready, I walked down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and spent about 15 minutes just looking. Jesus would have spent much of His time at this sea. I could almost picture Him and the disciples out in a boat; or Him in a boat off shore teaching the crowds; or Him calming a storm or walking on the water; or maybe Him just sitting by the shore around a fire talking to Peter. I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe at one time He sat in the same spot I was sitting in looking out over the water.

My wife and I will be returning to Israel and the Sea of Galilee in October 2012. If you would like more information regarding going with us to Israel email me at or visit the following website:

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