Near Mount Hermon and Golan Heights

Near the Banias, remnants of the pagan temple of Pan, located near Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, we stood where it is claimed Peter declared, You are the Christ the Son of the living God in one breath, and in another he insisted that Jesus must not take the Calvary road. Lord, help me to see that the cross is not to be shunned but to be accepted with a Not my will, but Yours be done”. This was in December 2013. Wonderful memories.

Worship of Pan at the cavernous opening
Worship of Pan at the cavernous opening
One of the top 20 wedding photographers, Eirik of Eirik Photography.
One of Singapore’s top 20 wedding photographers from Eirik Photography.
Gopher?
Gopher?
From other churches but one in Spirit.
From other churches but one in Spirit.

 

Capernaum

The weather got better by the time we reached Capernaum, and our energy inched up despite the overnight flight from Singapore. This hometown of Peter and Andrew, and James and John, was a small fishing village on the northern edge of the Galilee lake. It became the staging area for Jesus’ ministry in that province. Many mighty miracles were done here but people were resistant.

The ruins of Capernaum
The ruins of Capernaum
It was a pleasure to have young people with us
It was a pleasure to have young people with us
The young at heart. Some of the ladies.
The young at heart. Some of the ladies.
They call Capernaum "the town of Jesus"
They call Capernaum “the town of Jesus”

 

 

Remembering the Holy Land visit of 2013

I was looking at some old photos of the holy land trip I led in December of 2013. It was unforgettable. It was unexpectedly cold. One of the coldest in the recent history of Israel. It snowed heavily in Jerusalem. And here in Caesarea by the Sea I faced the forebodings of a freeze. I worried that the itinerary would be curtailed.

Snowed over and delayed at Istanbul International Airport
Snowed over and delayed at Istanbul Artaturk Airport
Caesarea by the sea was wild and captivating.
Caesarea by the sea was wild and captivating.
It was unusually cold and we were worried certain places in our itinerary may be closed.
It was unusually cold and we were worried certain places in our itinerary may be closed.