The Miracles of the Sea of Galilee.

By Alice Bassett

Updated January 3, 2023.

Sea of Galilee Jesus miracles

Israel's largest freshwater lake, the Sea of Galilee, serves as the country's primary source of water. Located in the Jordan Valley about 60 miles north of Jerusalem. Many of the miracles that Jesus performed were performed at the Sea of Galilee, one of the most significant locations in the Bible.

“What Jesus did here in Cana Of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him” John 2:11

The Sea of Galilee is a popular tourist destination with Christians. Visiting this site, you can walk the paths Jesus walked (John 6:19-21), calmed a storm (Matthew 8:23-26), showed the disciples miraculous catches of fish (Luke 5:1-8; John 21:1-6) and performed other additional miracles in the region of Galilee. Jesus may have specifically targeted this area to minister and perform miraculous healings (Matthew 9:2–8; Mark 3:1–6) because of the significant number of sick people who sought out the Sea of Galilee’s restorative climate and the medicinal springs of nearby Tiberias.

In continuation with the theme of miracles performed in the Galilee region, Artza has partnered with a unique, small family business, Alma. Alma originates from the Spanish language and means 'soul' in English.

Adi and Oren Levi, the founders of Alma handmake each natural care soap from within their warm home where they have an established workshop. Each soap is made with love, care and personal attention. The formation of Alma Soaps came about when their first-born daughter was born, Alma. When Alma was born, Adi searched the market for organic and all-natural cosmetic products she would feel safe using on her daughter. With no success in finding a natural soap that is organic and all-natural, Adi studied aromatherapy and set out to create all-natural and organic soaps.

alma artisan handmade body butter cream Israel gifts

In celebration of partnering with Artza's Christmas Blessing Subscription Box, Alma created a special winter edition of their fabulous ‘body butter’. It contains olive oil that was derived from the olive trees in their backyard, and many other rich and fine blends of essential oils and butters. The mixture of fine Galilee olive trees oil, combined with the scent of Mediterranean lavender will give you a sneak peek at the healing power of the promised land.

Subscribing to or giving an Artza Subscription Box brings pieces of the Holy Land to your home and supports Israeli artisans.

Each Artza Box is carefully curated and comes packed with faith-inspired goodies. Your recipient will regularly receive the gift box, and each time they'll be surprised with new delightful items, designed to provide education, delight, and nourishment for the mind, body and soul.