Taking a wooden boat across the Sea of Galilee was surreal! After we toured the Jesus Boat Museum we walked out and waited for the boat that we would ride across the Sea of Galilee. I think everyone on the trip had their favorite part of the trip or of Israel that just meant so much to them, for me it was the Sea of Galilee.
It was just so amazing–a word used over and over on this trip. I’m not sure if I can explain why exactly this was so meaningful to me. It just was. It was incredible!
Once on the water the American and Israeli flags were raised. I loved this.
It was a moment filled with so much emotion to sing our national anthem looking at both flags together. We pray for the peace of Israel!
Next we sang praises to God…on a wooden boat…on the Sea of Galilee. Someone pinch me! Was this real?
The views across the water as the sun went down were fantastic. Our day had been so jam packed walking and sight seeing. On the boat there was time for reflecting, just taking it in, resting and beholding the beauty.
Glory to God forever we sang. Amen!
After the boat ride we made it back to Kibbutz Haon Guest House and enjoyed another wonderful dinner in the dining room. And then we crashed. Hello jet lag! This was the end of our first full day of touring.
Hi we are in Israel now and want to do the boat ride at the boat museum but are not sure how to get tickets – we were at the museum and didn’t tour the museum but walked down part of the plank and just assumed we needed to get tickets beforehand so turned around and looked for the booth, found none were too hot and left thinking we’d look it up and try tomorrow. I can’t find anything on it. Can you help?
When we went it was part of a tour so we didn’t schedule our own boat ride, but I would call the museum. I’m sure they would be able to help you.
Enjoy your trip!
I have been to Israel two times and would have my third trip in May but I had to cancel because of the current Corona Virus crisis. Something about the Lake had captivated me more than any other place. Perhaps, its connection to the Lord Jesus, its Biblical Name “Sea of Tiberias” “Yam Kinneret” in Hebrew or “Lake of Gennesaret,” – whatever it is there is something special about that place! Like what you did, I joined a tour and took the boat ride on the Lake the couple of times I was in Israel; and I agree with you that it was a time of “reflecting, just taking it in, resting and beholding the beauty.”
I’m so sad you’ll have to miss your third trip. I’ve only been once and would love to go back!