Friends, thank you so much for joining me in my little Internet corner as I journey through Israel . All I could think about today is that Jesus was here . But the powerful truth that He is still here. The Holy Spirit lives in me and walked with me as I walked where Jesus did .
Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 you are the light of the world , a city on a hill that cannot be hidden . Today I stood on that hill where He spoke those words . I imagined Him saying them.
I felt the gentle breeze that He created and yet He had been here among His created ones .
The place where sermon on mount was given
From Mount of Beatitudes to Capernaum . Standing among the ruins of the synagogue Jesus taught in . Jesus healed in . Jesus healed the woman with issue of blood there . Peters mother in law. The centurion’s son .
Jesus healed there . And he still brings healing to my heart and your heart today.
But the thing the places I pray change my heart forever were the river and the sea.
The Sea of Galilee. Jesus walked on that water . He calmed those stormy seas . He called Peter to walk to Him on that water and He caught Him when He started to sink .
Riding a boat on that sea reminded me He calms my stormy seas . He calls me to walk on water and He catches me when I start to sink .
He calms your stormy sea. He is still calling you and me to come .
From a life changing ride on the sea, we went to another River . The Jordan River . the place where Jesus humbles Himself and was baptized .
I stepped my toe in that water and knew I would never be the same . Jesus had been in that water . How incredibly humbling to be baptized there in His name . I love His amazing grace that is available to me , not just in the Jordan River but everyday .
I am new .
You can walk in His new mercies today . Buried to sin raised to life .
Jesus met me there . He meets you here .
He washes in His amazing grace !!