|Large Synagogue in Capernaum|
To walk upon the ruins of Capernaum, the adopted home town of Jesus, where Jesus spent so much of his time teaching and doing miracles was another scene I will never forget. When we saw the ruins of Peter’s house, I thought about the story I have heard since I was a child of Jesus healing Peter’s mother in law. Mark 1:29-30 tells us , “After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James and John when home with Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother in law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. He went to her, took her by the hand and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.” Just for your information, I can tell you that they had a very short walk from the synagogue to Peter’s house. However my chill bump moment had come earlier when we visited the synagogue in that village. We learned that the synagogue in Capernaum is by far the largest synagogue in Galilee. We learned that there can be only one logical explanation for that - and that is because Jesus taught there so often and drew large crowds. I do not think there is archeological proof of the ministry of Jesus, but the synagogue in Capernaum is pretty close to it. And it is more proof than I will ever need.
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|"A city on a hill cannot be hidden."|
|Kathy and I with Armageddon in background.|
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