Martha and I are really enjoying our trip to Israel. Based on the first three days of the entire trip, this may be the best trip we’ve experienced. We are blessed to have 45 wonderful people with us and a great guide and bus driver.
We were privileged today to get to go to the home of our bus driver in Cana of Galilee. He has a small restaurant attached to his home. He served us coffee, Easter cookies (with a great explanation of the significance of each), and baklava. We enjoyed the fellowship of the saints with this kind family. As a group, we prayed God’s blessings on this family who probably experiences a large amount of persecution for their faith.
We spent the day driving from the Sharon Plain on the Mediterranean to Tiberias on the Sea of Galailee. Our first real stop took place at the Roman city of Caesarea, where Paul spent two years in prison and had the opportunity to share his testimony with Roman and Jewish officials and a large number of the people of Ceasarea.
Caesarea is also the home of the Gentile Cornelius, who came to faith in Christ by means of a vision (Acts 10). This is one of the most important events in the history of Christianity. God showed that he intended to take the Gospel to people of every tribe, language, and nation. No one would be excluded.
I hope you will read the chapter. God the Holy Spirit spoke both to Simon Peter and Cornelius. Each needed to change. Peter needed to learn that Gentiles could be saved. Cornelius needed to receive Christ by grace through faith. God gave each man a vision. What a great story of God’s work.
I can’t think of Ceasarea without thinking of what happened in the history of the church through Paul, Peter, and Cornelius. What God did in Cornelius’ life led to our life of faith and opened the door to fellowshiping with the Christians of Cana of Galilee.
What a great God we serve!
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