Tour Journal For Hume & The Well June 16-26, 2011

Day 6 – The Galilee

Day 6 – The Galilee

We had a very full day in the region of Galilee. It’s hard to narrow it down what to write about when you have to choose from things like being where Jesus drove a legion of demons out of a man, walking through an amazing roman city, hiking along the jungle like surroundings of the Hermon River, visiting destroyed pagan temples, hearing the air-raid sirens go off while standing near the border of Syria (don’t worry mom, it was only a test,) or watching new friends being baptized in the Jordan River.

It’s one thing to visit these places and study the text on-sight, but it all puts it in perspective to see lives that have been changed forever. Several people on the tour decided they wanted to be baptized today in the Jordan River. This has nothing to do with their salvation, but everything to do with identifying themselves with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was an amazing moment as each of them professed their faith in Christ and made a public display that they were His. It suddenly all came full-circle for me as I realized that the message these people heard that lead them to believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior originated in this very place 2,000 years ago. Jesus chose a rag-tag group of fishermen to radically change the area they lived in. These faithful disciples created other disciples who carried the good news of the gospel even further and created more disciples…and so on…and so on. Until 2,000 years later that very message is still being faithfully passed on and disciples are still being made.

As I saw those individuals being baptized in the Jordan River it reminded me and challenged me that it is now our turn and our time to faithfully proclaim the gospel to the world around us and make disciples that will carry it on to the next generation…and so on…and so on.

Chuck Bosman

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