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The Small, The Insignificant

Just a few weeks ago, I returned home from some incredible travels in Israel. Still processing all the things I saw and experienced, my mind often returns to the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee was one of the sites I was most excited to see before I arrived. Our flight arrived in Tel Aviv late in the afternoon, and a two-hour bus ride through the dark took us to our hotel that first night in Tiberius. The next morning we woke, and hunkered up to begin our sightseeing, I flung open the hotel curtains to check the weather situation. My jaw dropped and I literally broke into tears when I realized our hotel was situated right on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. What a view! The Sea o

Do You Serve the Best Wine or the Cheap Stuff?

Just over a week ago, I had the privilege of traveling in Israel and walking in many of the places where Jesus walked during his earthly ministry. Early in the trip we visited a church built at the supposed site of Jesus' first miracle. At a wedding in Cana, when the celebratory wine ran out, Jesus turned the water in six large stone jars into wine for the wedding guests. Not just any old cheap wine, but "the best" wine as the scriptures tell us. You can read the account in John 2:1-11. Usually at this stage of a wedding celebration, the poorer quality wines were served, for drunken celebrators wouldn't appreciate fine wine in their state. It's notable that Jesus provided top quality wine. J

 

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