Tour Day 11, Jan 17

Elah Valley, Emmaus, Jaffa ~  After we checked out of the hotel, we began our last day in Israel. We traveled through Old Testament lands to the Elah Valley where David slew Goliath (Samuel 17.) Mass was at a site associated with ancient Emmaus, the Roman city of Emmaus Nicopolis, where we remember how Jesus’ revealed Himself to those who walked on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35.) Our last visit was to the ancient port of Jaffa (Joppa.) This is the city of Jonah’s defection (Jonah 1:3) & Peter’s vision (Acts 10:5-9) at the home of Simon the Tanner- one of the oldest cities in the world. It is a city of partings & departure & is where we said our good-byes before heading to the airport to drop off those heading home. Back to the hotel for the group heading for Jordan tomorrow.