Joppa is the oldest known port in the world. Throughout the centuries it has existed, but in recent history was built up and restored by a community of Jewish people.
This moment became an ‘appointed time’. We got up from our seats, and in the center of the boat danced to Kadosh. It was an inspirational moment to dance ‘on the sea’ of Galilee with a Messianic Jew singing Kadosh. Daniel played a few more Hebrew worship songs. We unloaded the boat to the dock to the song, “Days of Elijah”.
Rawan was one of the exchange students that my son met last year at Chadron State College. She is an Arab Israeli that became a family friend, ‘daughter’ after she spent a couple of weekends at our home. She invited us to Chadron for her talk on Israel and the International Food Festival. She became very close to our youngest daughter and wanted us to visit her someday in her beautiful land of Israel.
Megiddo and the Valley are known not just because Elijah ran all the way from Haifa to Jezreel and beat Ahab’s chariots, but this valley, near Megiddo is where Naboth had his vineyard (1 Kings 21) and Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (2 Kings 9:10). This valley is also the location where the final battle of Armageddon will be fought. The Scriptures say that blood will fill the valley up to the bridles of horses. Seeing the valley, this is an unimaginable amount of blood. My daughter said, “I don’t want to imagine it.”