Martha and I are blessed to join 45 other folks from around the south for a wonderful trip to Israel. We arrived Wednesday afternoon (Israeli Daylight Time) after a flight from New Orleans to Philadelphia and non-stop to Tel-Aviv.
I am always excited about the trip to Israel. This is my fifth trip and it feels like it did when I first came at age 21. We will stay in three locations. Tonight we are at Netanya, a resort city on the Mediterranean Sea.
Netanya is a modern Israeli city of several hundred thousand people. The pictures show how beautiful our first day has been. It’s a great joy to think of all the events associated with this area.
We will stay the next two nights at Tiberias on the beautiful Sea of Galilee and we will finish our stay for four nights in Jerusalem.
Tomorrow we head up the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea. King Herod made the port famous. Paul traveled to and from Caesarea and Cornelius (Acts 10) came to know Christ in Caesarea when the Holy Spirit spoke to him in Caesarea and Simon Peter in Joppa at the same time.
We also will see Haifa tomorrow and remember Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal. Later in the afternoon, we will travel through the Jezreel Valley and get our first view of the Sea of Galilee.
We are thankful to experience the land where Jesus walked and God made Himself known.