|The Sea of Galilee
Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness.
Let the whole world know what He has done.
Sing to Him; yes, sing His praises.
Tell everyone about His wonderful deeds.
1 Chronicles 16:8-9 (NLT)
I felt God strongly during our boat ride
on the Sea of Galilee.
Perhaps it is because Jesus called
His disciples and did most of His public ministry and miracles in this area,
including the Sermon on the Mount and feeding the 5,000. People welcomed Him
here. In Jerusalem he was in conflict with the Temple leaders and fearful of
drawing crowds that would alert/invite/bring on Roman oppression.
Perhaps it’s because the area is so
beautiful. I often find God in nature, especially lakeside. The fertile
volcanic soil produces a lush green environment as opposed to the dry wilderness
that makes up the southern two-thirds of the country.
|Praising God on the Sea of Galilee
Perhaps it was the community of
believers. There is something powerful about singing praise to God with raised
hands among 125 others who love Him with all their hearts and mean every word
of the lyrics. God was on the boat with us; we felt His presence.
I closed my eyes and turned my palms
upward to receive Him. I felt awash in warmth and light, swollen with His peace
and joy, and so grateful for the trip, the people, the guides and God. I was an
intimate moment with Him who knows my heart, while together we proclaimed His greatness.
|Sea of Galilee – fish nibbled my feet
Here’s my Thanksgiving challenge. First, remember and praise
God for the ways He has worked in your life. Then tell someone about His
#P31HolyLand #GodsPresence #Praise