You ask, Did I enjoy the Golan region? Yes, it was well, spectacular. The wildlife? Exotic, though I never did see the native wolves that have made a strong comeback, following their reintroduction. Conservation here has reached that pivotal point, with dairy farmers now experiencing occasional losses of cattle to these very same wolves.
I stayed in the SPNI Golan field houses, and roamed the Golan region, visiting remote (very) sites, searching for butterflies and wildflowers. Israel in the Spring, the Middle East, in bloom.
There it was, I passed it more than once. Capernum. The same Capernum many of you have heard about, all of your lives.
I thought about many of you, thought how much you would enjoy being there, at the northern tip of Lake Kinneret, where He grew up and began His teaching. How you’d Love Jerusalem and all of the other real-time sites you learned about in Sunday school.
So here, where the Golan region meets the Galilee, I positioned myself at the entrance to now Capernum Natonal Park, and shot one of the many tour buses, entering, full of excited visitors from your town, your state, and from all of the other countries of the world.
And I wondered, were You on this bus? Were you waving to me?