The End of a Long Day in Israel November 8, 2009Posted by Jeff Block in Food, Travel.
Location: At the hotel in Tiberius
After Nazareth, we drove to Tiberias and checked into the Sheraton there. Nice hotel. Another awesome spread for dinner. I even took pictures this time, after forgetting at both dinner last night and breakfast this morning.
Had dinner with some interesting folks from Harvest, New York, and South Carolina. We got into a brief political discussion that I regretted immediately. I’m really working hard on avoiding investing time and energy in the things of this world like the death of Capitalism. My concern is for the gospel and the church and what’s going to happen to both as the politics and economics of the world change. I want to, increasingly, leave God in charge of governments and fiscal policies. That’s not at all my call.
We added a few other folks and wandered around downtown few an hour or so as well tonight. That was interesting. It had a first world feel to it. Lots of women’s clothing stores. I saw nothing exciting to get for souvenirs. I think that kind of shopping will likely be in Jerusalem at the end of the week. But it was fun to just explore. And I got a Diet Coke, so that was good. No Pepsi here, though.
And the best part of my day… I wrapped it up with a call to my family to talk to my lovely wife and son, and to wish my dad a happy birthday. He turned 39 for the umpteenth time today. How funny that I caught them at the Dragon Palace after church! And what’s even funnier is that I knew they were there as I was dialing the phone. Some things just don’t change. Rock on!
I love them and really miss them, but this has definitely already been an amazing experience. I’m looking forward to tomorrow. Better get some sleep.
Footnote… WOW! I’m sitting in the lobby writing this, and James just walked in the door, fresh in from a marriage conference in LA. That man must not sleep. God love him! Will be praying for him in the morning, that’s for sure.