We had the privilege of participating in Lon Solomon's Advanced Israel Tour. This was my third trip to Israel. Each trip has been unique, and this one did not disappoint.
The flight is long -- over 10 hours from New York to Tel Aviv and then a few hours bus ride to our hotel in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee. But the long hours are worth it. Here's a view of the Sea of Galilee from our hotel room.
Watching the wooden boats sail by, you can almost imagine Jesus sailing the same waters with his disciples, several of whom were fishermen. Galilee is beautiful. I love that Jesus was a "country" boy, who walked and sailed all over the area. His footsteps are everywhere, and I had the privilege of walking in them.
The Bible comes alive when you visit the Holy Land. Place names have significance like never before. Capernaum, Nazareth, Bethsaida aren't just names anymore -- they are places I've visited -- in the footsteps of Jesus.
The land is diverse. I hope to show you some of it through pictures on this blog. But I'd encourage you to save if you can and visit the Holy Land yourself one day. The experience will change your life.