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Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee

Waking up to the sunrise on the Sea of Galilee a beautiful and meaningful experience. The Lake of Kinneret is full of life—the result of the Jordan flowing down from Mount Hermon from the north and settling 600 ft below sea level. It's where Jesus met the first disciples, James and John, sons of Zebedee, and Andrew and Peter, all fishermen on this lake. Today we will go to Capernaum, Jesus' home-base, a border town that included Centurions and tax collectors.

Across the lake to the east are the Golan Heights in our day, and in Jesus' day it was the Gentiles—the Decapolis, Kursi and pigs. This is the place of faith testing—Jesus walking on the water with Peter, calming the storm, checking for fish on the other side.

This is the countryside. Quiet. Calm. Peaceful.
Yesterday, we drove up from Tel Aviv where we spent the night after our 14 hour flight from San Francisco. We started at Joppa, or Jaffa, where Jonah found a ship to run away from God, and where Peter ran toward Corne…