Its time to play…..Name That Bird!!! Ok, not the most exciting game out there, but humor me. I took this picture up at the Sea of Galilee, and for some reason I just love this bird. He’s a little strange looking with those big white strands protruding out of his neck, and he had a peculiar look on his face (I think he was sitting and pondering his life goals). I have no idea what kind of bird he is, but I like him.
So, tell me…do u know the name of this bird? If not, what would you call him?
The Galilee region is so seeped in history, its almost impossible to go anywhere that isn’t represented in the Bible and history books. There are many churches, ruins, gardens, and landmarks explaining what happened here in the past:
* The Wedding Church: where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine (they claim to sill have a couple of the original jars from this event)
* The Beattitudes Monastary: On the mountain where the sermon of the Beattitudes took place.
* The Church on the site where Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth
BUT, my absolute favorite place is the Sea of Galilee!!! There is no claiming this was the site where something took place; it IS the place where the storm was calmed and HE walked on water. Surrounded by hills and valleys, trees and shoreline, its absolutely breathtaking. Standing on the Israel side, you can look across and see what is now Syria. When I’m here, my mind automatically drifts back into the history and puts pictures with words. I ♥ it!