Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Did We See Jesus There?

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Glenda & Dave arrive at Tel Aviv airport

Dave and I at Tel Aviv Airport

This was a trip of a life-time for Dave and I. A dream finally fulfilled. A great way to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary!

We saw and experienced so much in the ten day trip to Israel. I am still trying to process it all, but here are a few pictures we took and some thoughts I’ve had thus far. I hope to share more in the days to come.

We  spent the first part of our trip in Tiberias, touring many biblical sights while there.

Tiberious

Tiberious

View from hotel room in Tiberious overlooking Sea of Galilee

View from hotel room overlooking Sea of Galilee

Early morning boat ride over Sea of Galilee

Early morning boat ride on Sea of Galilee

Typical tourist boat

Typical tourist boat

Dave and Glenda on boat sailing the Sea of Galilee

Dave and I Sailing on Sea of Galilee

Sunset over the Sea of Galilee

I didn’t see Jesus there, as I looked out over the Sea of Galilee
But in my heart and mind I saw Him…
Choosing his disciples one by one
Giving them the call and challenge,
“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

I didn’t see Jesus there, but I sailed on the Sea of Galilee
I’d read about for so many years.
I thought about the night Jesus came walking on water
and His terrified disciples thinking He was a ghost.
His immediate words of comfort to those on the wind tossed boat;
“Take heart; it is me. Do not be afraid.” 

The questioning words of Peter;
“Lord if it’s you, command me to come”.

and Jesus’ quick response; 
“Come to Me”.

And I can just imagine the impetuous lover of Jesus,
Getting out of the boat of safety, walking on water,
until he took his eyes off Jesus…
and fear replaced faith and shaky feet sank,
And Peter’s humbled desperate cry,
“Lord save me”!

And our Lord taking Peter’s hand with a question
as they got back on the boat;
“You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

And the winds ceased and the waves became calm
and the disciples declaration;
“Truly you are the Son of God.” 

And my heart, in awe and wonder wept
for the times fear threatened and unbelief spoke…
and like Peter I cried out,
“Lord save me”.

No, I didn’t see Jesus there
But I felt His presence
and marveled at the people whose pilgrimage
had brought them to this place.
and I knelt before the One who still offers
peace and rest to those who are weary.

Click below and hear the beautiful song:
I heard the voice of Jesus say”, written by Horatius Bonar,
sung by The Gaither Vocal Band.

10 thoughts on “Did We See Jesus There?

  1. Wow! This is fantastic. Thank you for posting it and your words of praise.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! What a wonderful way to celebrate half a century. Y’all look great!

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    • Thanks Sandra. It was a great celebration, but I have to chuckle when I think of 50 years being a half century! We are so grateful for the grace the Lord gave. Yours will be coming up soon. Have you decided what you will do?
      Hugs!

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  3. This was a very beautiful post, dear Glenda. Loved the song at the end. You both look SUPERB. And we rejoice with you in your recent trip to Israel. Wow! What an unforgettable way to celebrate togetherness for 50 years. Thanks for your example of faithfulness and grace and love as husband and wife. We send so much love and greetings your way from us 4Js.
    Numbers 6:24-26

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  4. Beautiful Glenda! So blessed to see pictures of the place I love so well, and so so happy you got to experience it with Him (and your hubby, of course!). I’m off to SE Asia tomorrow for a different kind of trip, but I know Jesus will be with me there too! Love and hugs to you 🙂

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  5. Thank you for taking me along on your trip with these beautiful pictures and post, Glenda! What an amazing blessing for you and your beloved to spend the 50th in beloved Israel!

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