He is the Christ
When the sun rose in Nazareth this morning, the amazing view over the Jezreel Valley toward the Carmel ridge included a hot air balloon in the distance as well as a light mist along the ground. Our first stop was Caesarea Philippi. Peter made his confession that Jesus was the Christ there, in answer to the question, “Who do you say that I am?” We returned to the Sea of Galilee area through the Golan Heights, including a view of the Damascus Road from the Syrian border.
Our 45-minute cruise on the Sea of Galilee was a great spiritual time to experience the place where so many events in Jesus’ ministry took place. Some sites along the Sea of Galilee that we visited today were Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Tabgha. The latter is the traditional location of Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and fish. And speaking of fish, our wonderful lunch today was at a Christian Lebanese restaurant, where we enjoyed St. Peter’s fish (a variety of tilapia), caught right there in the Sea.