Posted by: Glenda Mills | February 26, 2014

Did We See Jesus There?

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.

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

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Tiberious

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early morning ride on Sea of Galilee

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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.”

And my heart, in awe and wonder wept for the times fear threatened and unbelief spoke…and like the disciples cried. “Lord, don’t you care?”

I thought about Peter’s dare…“Lord if it’s you, command me to come”.
and Jesus’ quick response; “Come.” And I can just imagine the impetuous lover of Jesus, getting out of the boat of safety and walking on water…till 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?”

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 weary pilgrims.

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens…and you will find
rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28,29

 


Responses

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

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    • Thanks for cheering me on Dave! 😍😍

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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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    • Jewel,
      Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post. I never take it for granted and it’s always great to hear from you. We sure love you 4j’s and would love to see you.
      Hugs!

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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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    • Thank you Cindy! Praying for a safe and successful trip. Yes, He Is with you wherever you go. Trust that He will touch many lives through 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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    • Thanks Verna. It was a huge blessing we will long remember and be grateful for!

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