The Thumbprint of God                                                                     April 27, 2016

Following breakfast this morning, we took a long walk along the Med. Sea.  There was a nice walking path which took us a good distance from our Hotel.  Later in the afternoon we sat on the beach, read and watched some surfers catching some waves (something that we had not expected).

In the late afternoon the majority of our Touring group arrived from Australia, New York, Nebraska, Texas and the great state of Oregon.  Following dinner we all met together with our Tour Director “Hela” and went over tomorrow’s itinerary.  We will head to Caesarea, the Jezreel Valley, Nazareth, eventually making it to the Sea of Galilee.  We will stay there the next two days.  Tomorrow we will share in a sedar lunch.  We are here during Passover which will be winding down this weekend.

The area we stayed in today besides being Jewish, looks much like the vacation destination of many Europeans.  We heard every language, with the exception of English much of the day.  Although we were able to communicate with many, several times we were met with blank stares.  Those individuals knew about as much English as we did their common dialect.

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We are eagerly anticipating the next several days when we actually begin the tour.  As Kim and I were getting ready for dinner we noticed that the sun was beginning to set behind some interesting cloud formations.  We immediately grabbed the camera and headed up to the outdoor balcony.   Kim was able to capture of few photos showing the sun-light radiating down through the clouds.  It so reminds me of how the Lord shines his glory upon us all.  It also reminds me of the time when Jeremy (as a little boy) and I were driving into Portland and we caught a similar sight.  He asked me if that was the “thumbprint of God”.  All I could say was, “you bet little buddy”.  Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 10.13.58 PM