The Site Of One Of Christ's Most Important Miracles Might Disappear Forever

The site of one of Jesus Christ's most known and important miracles might be gone forever.

The Sea of Galilee, where Christ walked on water and invited Peter to join him, is at risk of running completely dry in the next few years.

The sea is actually a freshwater lake in Israel, and depends on rainwater to maintain its depth. After years of drought it's at its lowest level in 100 years. Unless something changes scientists say it'll be dry in the next decade.

"The situation is serious," said Amir Givati, who works with Israel's Water Authority. He says the lake is almost a foot below the "red-line" or the minimum point considered acceptable.

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The Sea of Galilee is an important pilgrimage site for both Christians and Jews. The Bible says that Jesus walked out onto the lake where his disciples waited in a boat. Peter asked Jesus to call to him, which he did. When Peter stepped onto the water he grew afraid and sank. Jesus saved him and the disciples faith was renewed.

The sea has gone by a number of different names throughout history. Commonly referred to as the Lake or Sea of Kinneret, Lake Tiberias and others. It is the lowest freshwater lake in the world, sitting almost 700 feet below sea level.

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