Sea of Galilee
waded in five original bodies of water during my stay in Israel.
The first day we voyaged out on a fishing boat onto the Sea of Galilee.
Picture Simon Peter as the Lord advises him to return his net to the water after a long, unsuccessful day of fishing.
5 Simon Peter answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that theirnets began to break. Luke 5:5-6
Imagine Simon’s astonishment when it required help to tug the net into the boat and then the boat started to sink.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” Luke 5:10
The area surrounding the lake is where Jesus spent most of his time preaching and where he performed most of his miracles. What a tremendous blessing drifting across the water, the breeze stirring through my hair knowing that Jesus had spent many days here in the area I now stood.
Have you ever tried dancing on a moving boat? I wouldn’t recommend it. But our mission’s team brought the boat down singing and dancing for the Lord on that warm sunny day on the Sea of Galilee.
Then we were fed a bountiful feast in St. Peter’s restaurant, fish head included.
@ Sea of Galilee Kinneret כנרת