Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

These pictures were taken in August, 2004 in the area of the baptismal site established on the Jordan River in Israel near where experts believe Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. I was surprised at how green and lush the area was, even in the scorching heat of the season. Some members of our church were among a small group of tourists back in the area for the first time since September 11, 2001. Most of us chose to re-dedicate and recommit our lives and service to Christ through a ceremonial baptismal service there.

I plan to return someday.

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Blogger Neen said...

What a beautiful place.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 6:39:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Dayna said...

And may God have it in his plan for you to make that return journey. I love WW!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 6:45:00 AM CDT  
Blogger maiylah said...

looks so peaceful ... i believe i would do the same thing, too. :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 8:32:00 AM CDT  
Blogger carrie said...

i love that location. especially the color of the water.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 8:41:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Lyn said...

wow that really is an amazing place happy ww

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 8:45:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Kat's Krackerbox said...

So beautiful! It looks so serene. I hope you get the chance to go back one day. I'd love to visit there too. Happy WW

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 8:59:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Linda said...

The bottom picture looks what I imagine the Garden of Eden. Hope you are able to return.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:29:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Leonard said...

simply beautiful... hope i wish i could be there and laze for the whole afternoon! ;)

happy WW!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:34:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

I'm about to sound like my college geography professor here, sorry. That area of the world was much greener than it is now in the time of Christ. Olive planting changed the microclimate to a much more desert-like area. While not luch, per-se, it was much more green.

I can't believe I just spit that out after over twenty years. No wonder I can't remember where my keys are. My mind is filled with useless facts that would win Jepardy for me, if I didn't have such slow reflexes.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11:13:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so cool. I would love to see all that someday. Of course, we will see it someday when it's all brand new again. Now THAT will be something!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11:46:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Mitchypoo said...

That is so beautiful! I'd love to see it myself someday.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 12:46:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Kara S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! It's funny how we always think of the land of Christ as dry and barren when it really isn't. I agree with Linda - the pictures make me think of what the Garden of Eden may have looked like. :) Someday we'll see it all!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 1:42:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Ivanhoe said...

Very cool! Never been to Israel, but hopefully one day I will go. Happy WW!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 2:54:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Dette said...

oh my gosh - I wouldn't have guessed.

I'm putting that on my list of places to visit... and would consider it an honor to re-commit to Christ in such a special place...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 3:47:00 PM CDT  
Blogger ♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Must be an awesome place to visit. Lovely photos!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 3:59:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Bobbie said...

These are lovely photos of that historic place. I hope you do get to go back sometime.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 4:16:00 PM CDT  
Blogger cre8tivkj said...

Thank you for this post! This is a dream spot for me to visit! It is even more awe-inspiring than I had heard! May your dreams come true and you do indeed get to see this again some day. Have a great WW!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:26:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Sue said...

Such a lovely spot :) Thanks for sharing these :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 6:18:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful and serene! I would love to be right there-peaceful!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:12:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look how calm and peaceful that is! great shots.

happy ww. :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:40:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really lush and green with a very serene feel to it :)
Hope you'll be back there soon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 8:36:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Melanie said...

How beautiful!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:49:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Robert said...

Wow, I'm surprised too. Very green. I guess I pictured dusty desert with some water. Very impressive...the picture and the significance.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11:23:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Golightly said...

Marsha, what incredible pictures, I'm so happy I stopped by and got a visual of a place Jesus once frequented. Incredible. Thank you for sharing this.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:54:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jenny said...

Stunning picutes. I especially love the second one.

Thank you for visiting yesterday and leaving the nice comment!

Happy belated WW!

Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:04:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Gabriel said...

Great pictures, showing us a very meaningful place.

Thanks for dropping by, hope you had a great WW day!

My post...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7:34:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Happy Hippie said...

These pictures are breathtaking! How blessed you where to get to visit such a place! Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:21:00 PM CDT  

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