1After Jesus went to find John in the desert for baptism, he spent forty days and nights wandering around the Judean desert, eventually being tempted by the devil. Shortly after he returned to Nazareth, he took a route that led him past the Arbel Cliff to the Sea of Galilee, along its western side, and to a shipping village called Capernaum. There, the Bible tells us, he made his “home.”
This fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, who said, “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles–the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned”.
The name “Capernaum” translates to “House of Nahum” and means “field of repentance” and “city of comfort.” Both are easy to understand. Even though Jesus condemned the fishing village due to the lack of faith of those living there, Capernaum is still the location of so many of Jesus’ miracles and therefore of prime interest to pilgrims. Today, walking toward Capernaum is like heading toward an amusement park.
A large gated wall separates the site from the parking area. A big blue and white sign on the gate declares that tourists are entering the “Town of Jesus.” Today at Capernaum Medical center we want to offer family not just help but also to become part of our family. Together, hopefully we will witness multiple miracles with our families. Welcome to Capernaum Medical Center.
The mission of Capernaum Medical Center and it’s affiliates is to provide unprecedented care to our patients and their families and to give our greatest effort to improve the quality of life and the understanding of everyone involved in the patient’s care. It is our mission to do all of these things while maintaining a high level of respect and compassion for each unique person and situation requiring our services.
We will become a leader in improving the health of our communities, families and each person we serve