When the car stopped near a gravel path during a visit to the south of Lebanon, little did we know what to expect. Situated 10 kilometres southeast of the city of Tyre, the village of Qana/Cana lays claim to the first miracle performed by Jesus where at a wedding in Galilee, he turned water into wine.
Upon arrival, a local man took it upon himself to act as tour guide. He escorted us to the cave where Jesus is said to have spent some time in reflection before the first miracle was made.
Looking out from the Qana Cave
Along the way, he showed us the stone carvings of the apostles. According to our guide, these date from the time of Christ when Jesus and his disciples rested against the rock.
Carved into the stone at Qana – Jesus’ apostles
Close up of stone carvings
Looking out in contemplation from the cave onto the undulating valley, the rocky hillsides and the odd verdant patch, not a sound could be heard. We could do little but admire the peace and tranquillity evoked in these biblical surrounds.
The valley and rocky hillsides, Qana
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