At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.” –1 Kings 18:36

Today was a day of mountain-climbing, heat-bearing, and muscle-aching, stair-walking—and enjoying breath-taking views. We saw the Jezreel Valley from two angles, one from the Nazareth side (north east-ish), the other from Mt Carmel on the west. It’s amazing to imagine the Biblical prophecies that are going to happen in this area; my pastor has been teaching through the book of Revelations the past few months so we had a pretty clear picture of what’s to come! It was so hot all day, though, by the time we were heading home we were all pretty wiped out. Happily so, though, having seen and done a lot once again.

My two new little friends! Love these girlies! We all love chocolate pudding and swimming!
Views from Mount Precipice, above Nazareth and the Jezreel Valley.
Tel Megiddo is a city built over a city built over a city….successive ruins of many years of civilization. Facinating!
Mt Carmel was LOVELY–incredible views, beatiful floral gardens and statuary.
Oh what a beautiful surprise to get to dip our toes in the Mediterranean Sea at Caesarea! Half an hour was NOT enough time for this stop!

Another view of the beach at Caesarea; it’s odd to see people picnicking on ruins…?

Getting so tired, and SO hot—my photos are getting more artsy as I’m trying to maintain interest in my exhaustion!