Nazareth, Galilee, Capernaum and The Sermon on the Mount

Just when I thought I’ve had the biggest “wow” day of the trip so far, Jesus knocks it out of the park.

The places above are all in Northern Israel and considered the rural areas. We did not stop in Nazareth, but caught a glimpse of it, it is tiny.

The Jordan River

The Jordan River

Our first stop was to be baptized. That was a desire that I had: to see my mother baptized. She hesitated to get it done in Trinidad, so God sent her to His land. Amazing grace! That was a really beautiful experience as the setting is so perfect and the scripture comes to life. I had a small multitude of baby fish around me when I was in the water. I could feel them touching my legs. It tickled.

At Capernaum we saw the area where Peter’s mother-in-law lived. The old city from Jesus’ time is being excavated. There was also a temple which Solomon built.

The Sea of Galilee is breathtaking from any angle. It is amazing that desert lands surround the water. You’ve heard me say this before: I could live here. The fish which we ate at lunch was from there.

Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Finally the Sermon on the Mount experience: the three authors each delivered very impactful messages to this very special group of 500 people. We heard the story of how this place was chosen and how Dr. Dyer dreamed of teaching us on this day. We were reminded that we are not here by coincidence. Each of us was chosen to hear these teachings and to go out and apply it in our lives so that we can change lives.

The book which I bought for my dear friend: Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther Hicks was mentioned many times during this trip. It is one powerful little book.

Well, here I am again on the balcony of our room, enjoying my last few moments in the Haifa air. It is 10 pm and I cannot sleep. I need some time to take in everything. It is a beautiful night and we are leaving soon. I thank God for this trip and all that I have seen, learned, experienced to the fullest and loved.

Tomorrow we are at sea again and Immaculée will share her story with us.

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Rio M

Rio M is a Sister who is learning to not just talk the talk, but walk the walk of Jesus. Her favourite description of herself is "Being a very child-like child of God" and she enjoys serving Him in that way, always with joy and humour and beaming with His love.

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