Sure and Steadfast

“This hope we have as an anchor of our soul,

Both sure and steadfast…” Hebrews 6:19 NKJV

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us,

In that while we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NKJV

 

Photographs captured by denisebalog©2018 at Caesarea, Israel

It’s an eleven day journey…

In the year and half prior to leaving on the trip,

I fussed and cried to the Lord, daily about ALL

the reasons why I could not go on this very long trip.

I knew in my heart of hearts, He had something for me.

I knew He was trying to do me good, not harm.

I knew a lot of things, but I never knew the depth of His love.Comfort Blanket

Pictured is my “Comfort” blanket where all the verses He spoke to my heart for the trip are written. (I will share that another time)DSCN3314

“It’s an eleven day journey…”Genesis 46:1 ESV

 In all my excuses, He brought me to this verse; the

same number of days of my trip!

Yes, the Lord knew EXACTLY how long, how far, and how wide

the trip would be.DSCN0181

After listening to the music of the waves all night,

I woke to this beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea.

My strength was renewed from air travel, and

the day ahead was filled with treasures

I could have never imagined or planned. DSCN0187

First stop, Caesarea.

Caesarea on the Mediterranean - Paul would have been imprisoned here while waiting to journey to Rome. Acts 24 and Acts 25
Caesarea on the Mediterranean – Paul would have been imprisoned here while waiting to journey to Rome. Acts 24 and Acts 25

Caesarea was named in honor of Augustus Caesar by Herod the Great.

Time frame about 22 to 10 BC

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Paul would have stood here in from of Flex the governor in Acts 23:23

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Herod loved his chariot races.DSCN0197

Uncovering of Herod’s swimming pool.DSCN0199

Mosaic tiles on the bottom of the pool.DSCN0202

Looking toward what was once a prison at this major seaport in New Testament times.DSCN0427

Love the shells of Caesarea.DSCN0212

One of my fellow pilgrims…lot’s of kitties in Israel too.DSCN0216

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The famous Roman aqueducts used to bring fresh water in from Mount Carmel.


I pray you are blessed with a bit of photos and travel on

this “eleven day journey…”

blessings, 

denise