Another rainy day in Tiberius. We were supposed to go on a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and then go see the river Jordan. But, because it was raining, we did not do that.
Instead we went to Sephhoris, which was a Greek city that archaeologists have found. They have been digging under the earth and have found a whole city! Houses, markets, streets, an amphitheatre and even marks in the road where chariots rode.
After Sephhoris, we visited Nazareth. You will remember that Nazareth is Jesus’ hometown. He was born in Bethlehem, but Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth. We visited two churches. Both churches claim they are at the location where the angel Gabriel came and told young Mary that she was going to have a baby and it would be God’s child.
The second church we visited was built around a cave that some say Mary and her family lived in. But….a bunch of churches have been built on top of it and been destroyed and built on top of and then destroyed and on and on and on. The church that is there now is beautiful. All on the outside courtyard and inside the church are pictures of baby Jesus and his mother Mary from all different countries. I’ll download a few.
I also have downloaded a picture of the orange juice machine and a picture of a candy store.
Peace, Pastor Laurie