Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Promised Picture Post

Here are the promised pictures of our three day tour with Israeli guide, Dena.  I have posted just a few of my pictures. =)  Come over for a visit and I'll be glad to show you more!

We began our tour on the Mt. of Olives overlooking the Old City Jerusalem.

An olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemane
Next we visited what is thought to be Caiphus' house.  This statue is of Peter denying Jesus.

These are the steps Jesus would have been led up for his trial.
The empty Garden Tomb!
   Overlooking the town of Nazareth from Mt. Precipice.  The story in Luke 4:16-30 is believed to have taken place on this Mountain.

Synagogue in Capernaum
Beside the synagogue are the remains of a building thought to possibly be Peter's home.

The Ancient Galilee Boat discovered by two brothers in 1986.
The Sea of Galilee!

An Amphitheater
We saw many date palms along the way as we followed Rt. 90 through the Jordan River Valley from Galilee to the Dead Sea!

Masada - the site of Herod's ancient palace and fortifications in southern Israel.
Remains of Herod's Palace

Overlooking the Dead Sea from Masada

Visiting the land of the Bible has made God's Word come even more alive!  I'm grateful to God for providing this opportunity.  I continue to rejoice in His promises as I look to the future with hope!

"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east..."  Zechariah 14:4a

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;"  Titus 2:13

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your trip! Beautiful photos you have shared! The garden of Gethsemane really pricked my heart...I think I would have cried just being there...knowing the prayers of my Lord as he was there. And the empty tomb ~ hallelujah!!

    I wanted to also thank you for your comment on my's so nice to know that others have made the decision about Christmas as well. :o)
    I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!