From Caesarea we traveled to Mt. Carmel where Elijah took on the prophets of the false god, Baal. We shared the story, and right there in front of our eyes, you could see the story lived out as the environment bore witness to many of the stories' detail. From there we did a quick trip to Megiddo, the fortress city on the other side of the Valley of Jezreel (the plain of Armageddon).
|Mary Lou, Fred, and Mary on Mt. Carmel with Valley of Jezreel in the background|
Late today we visited Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation which surround the ruins of Mary's home and where Jesus grew up. The beauty of engravings on marble columns is absolutely astounding. Most of these remained buried for centuries until recent years when archaeology has uncovered many significant items.
|Church of the Annunciation|