One stop on our day long tour of Northern Israel was in the town of Nazareth, which is a well-known place. This is the place where Jesus’s mother Mary lived and the place where Jesus then spent much of his childhood. We pulled into a parking area and spent some time walking the narrow streets, lined with local shops and restaurants, to get a brief overview of the area. It was a real treat to be in the place where Jesus lived as a child, even though of course we had to imagine it as it was 2,000 years ago. But just to be in the same area, such an important historical place, was so awesome. Our tour guide was really good and bringing history to life.