Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hold the Phone

Hello friends!  Well, I may or may not have taken a little study break to browse Target's online shoe department.  First of all, they have adorable shoes and rain boots!!!  Second of all, these little shoes at the end of the post are so cute!  I have nothing in my closet like them and am thinking a Target trip this weekend might need to be arranged. :)

My other reason for this late breaking post (besides foot fashion, of course) is to give you some additional details about Caesarea and other day one adventures.  It seems I didn't read my journal as well as I would have liked, so when I was rereading it, I noticed several imprtant important items I missed.  You see, not only is Joppa where Jonah departed for Tarshish, but it is also where the following occurred:

"Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas.  She was devoted to good works and acts of charity.  At that time she became ill and died.  When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs.  Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, "Please come to us without delay."  So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs.  All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.  Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed.  He turned to the body and said, "Tabitha, get up."  Then she opened her eyes and, seeing Peter, she sat up.  He gave her his hand and helped her up.  Then, calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive.  This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord."  Acts 9:36-42 NRSV

Isn't that wonderful?! I just love that story!!  Oh, and our guide told us that the current Tel Aviv airpot is located where Lydda was.  So Peter was in Lydda (where he healed a paralyzed man named Aeneas [Acts 9:32-35]), went to Joppa and then went to Caesarea where he met Cornelius. 

One other tidbit about Caesarea is that Philip and his four unmarried daughters with the gift of prophecy were from there.  In fact after Philip helps the Ethiopian Eunuch, he continues telling the good news until he reaches Caesarea.  (Acts 8:26-40)

Also, the account of Paul before the governor, which occcurs in Caesarea, is found in Acts 24-26.
I think that is all my late-breaking news!!  Hope you have a fabulous Thursday! 

1 comment:

  1. love those shoes!!! :D

    and i'm loving your Israel posts! LOVE!


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