Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee


For a short time, I am changing the format of “Listening to Hear” for you to enjoy the pictures we took when visiting Israel in May.

                “When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee…and lived by the lake.” Matthew 4:12,13 (NIV)

Our timeshare was in Tiberius and our balcony overlooked the Sea of Galilee. We were told that Herod had a large palace here during the time of Christ and it was where John the Baptist was imprisoned.

The sea is about the size of a large lake, seven miles wide and fourteen miles long. Most of Jesus’ miracles and teachings took place right around this area. Like many who have gone to the Holy Land, the experience has made the scriptures lifelike and real as we visited many of the towns and locales described in His Word – what a meaningful experience! This picture was taken at 5:30 am of the sunrise over the Sea of Galilee.

About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called
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4 Responses to Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee

  1. So interesting. Your posts will be my “Holy Land revisit” from 1984. Thanks and blessings.


  2. Bob Hunter says:

    What a peaceful scene! I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures from your trip to Israel.


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