06.12.2011 10.Kislev. 5772 Gebet für Regen
Dr. Wayne Stiles was skeptical about the Nazareth Village, but it turned out to be a favorite stop for his fellow travelers.
I entered the tourist site with a heavy dose of skepticism. After all, my passion for coming to Israel and helping to lead tours is to show the inseparable connection between history and faith. We go to ancient sites to connect them with biblical events. We tend to avoid tourist traps.
So, to spend time meandering through a place where people dress up in costumes like some Christmas play sounded to me to be . . . well, let’s just say I thought we could spend the valuable time somewhere else.
To my surprise, our time in the Nazareth Village proved to be one of our guests’ favorite stops in the Galilee. The village transported us back two thousand years and gave us a taste of the first century in a place where significant events actually occurred….