Daily Archives: July 9, 2011

Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee – May 4, 1968

On my second tour to Israel in 1968 my group stayed at the Guberman Hotel in Tiberias. My room mate and I set our alarm for Saturday, May 4, in time to go down the hill to get an unobstructed view of the Sea and the sunrise to the East. This slide was made on Agfachrome.

Sunrise at the Sea of Galilee. May 4, 1968.

Sunrise at the Sea of Galilee - May 4, 1968.

Over the years I have made numerous similar photos. I always think about Jesus meeting His disciples after the resurrection on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and eating breakfast with them.

4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
5 Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”
6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.
7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.
8 The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.
9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.
10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.”
11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.
12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.
13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.
14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. (John 21:4-14 ESV)