From there we drove to Korazin, one of three cities that Jesus cursed because they failed to acknowledge Him as Messiah. The ancient synagogue and ritual bath (mikvah) made it seem like this was strongly religious Jewish town in Jesus' day. But there was evidence of compromise as their decorative stones included Medusas.
The Mt. Of Beatitudes, where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, was our next stop. We could picture 10,000 to 15,000 people from the surrounding area sitting and listening to the Master teach. After briefly studying part of that Sermon, we walked the quiet garden areas.
For the brave of heart, St. Peter's Fish served as our lunch. As Jesus was teaching on paying the Temple tax, even though the son should be exempt, He sent Peter to the lake to catch a fish, and in its mouth was a coin which would pay the tax for both Peter and Jesus.
Capernaum was our next stop. This was Jesus' town, meaning He carried out His three years of ministry from here. He healed Peter's mother-in-law here. He called the apostles here. He did miracles in this town. You could feel that we were truly walking a place where Jesus walked.
A good night's rest will prepare us for our climb up the Golan Heights tomorrow.