As first-time visitors to the Holy Land, Druci and I have found ourselves constantly in awe and continually trying to get our heads around what we’re experiencing. Day 5 was no exception, as it included floating on the Sea of Galilee, visiting the ancient synagogue in Capernaum where Jesus declared that He is Messiah by reading from Isaiah 61, the home of Mary Magdalene which is now a fascinating and inspiring archeological site, and getting baptized in the Jordan.
Our boat ride on the Sea of Galilee was a highlight of the trip. It’s mind-blowing to think we could have been on the very spot where Peter walked on the water!
During our visit to Magdala Center in Galilee, one of the volunteers describes a mosaic depicting the healing of Jairus’ son.
Getting baptized in the Jordan was an unforgettable experience. Druci and I were baptized together, by our dear friend and spiritual mom, Glenda Fleming. I’ll never for get Glenda’s prayer as she called us into our destiny and spoke words of faith over us.
Glenda’s husband Billy passed away earlier this year, and the Jordan River was one of his favorite places. Before our time of baptism, Jane asked Glenda and Billy’s daughters, Jamie and Leslie, to share a few words about their dad and the significance of this place.