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“As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.”* One of the highlights of our trip to Israel in 2009 was being able to spend time in Tiberius, on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee. Because the window of our hotel room faced the water, I was delighted to see the sunrise one morning when I woke up early and peeked through the heavy curtains. It was especially beautiful and memorable to be at the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus spent so much time ministering to the people who lived in the area. Before Al and I left for the trip, he told our friend, Mark Wright, that we were going to walk everywhere Jesus walked. “No, Al,” Mark corrected with a laugh. “You aren’t going to walk on the water!”  Actually, we did walk on the water and even danced a little too—on the deck of a “fishing

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