The Sea of Galilee is one of the major places that are always mentioned in the Bible. In short, plenty of things and miracles happened here. Also known as the Lake of Gennesaret or Lake Tiberias, this “sea” is not actually an open body of water but is in fact bordered by land. In other words, it’s a big lake.
Sailing on Galilee was one of the most memorable experiences I had on the trip. Being right there on the actual place where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm — when you have something like that it changes you.
The waters were very calm and clear that day and the weather was just perfect. It would have been quite difficult to imagine a terrible and unexpected storm, like the one that happened some 2000 years ago.
Jesus Calms a Storm
23 Jesus got into a boat, and his disciples went with him.24 Suddenly a fierce storm hit the lake, and the boat was in danger of sinking. But Jesus was asleep. 25 The disciples went to him and woke him up. “Save us, Lord!” they said. “We are about to die!”
26 “Why are you so frightened?” Jesus answered. “What little faith you have!” Then he got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop, and there was a great calm.
27 Everyone was amazed. “What kind of man is this?” they said. “Even the winds and the waves obey him!”