Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Above and below in the Bible Land

Fun and significant happenings for the past two days:
1. I had to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get on the hour-long balloon ride overlooking Cappadocia, where first century Christians settled for sometime.
2. Ducked underground to visit tunnels dating back to the hittites
3. Explored ruins of ephesus & hieropolis
4. Soaked in the waters of Pamukale's mineral waters

Tonight is my last night in Ephesus. Visiting the ruins of the Artemis temple and the theater where silversmiths revolted against Paul really made the Bible account just come alive!
it also made me realize how far true worship has spread. One wt article on Ephesus reminded readers to reflect on the endurance of the Christians in the hostile environment of Ephesus, and how just as false religion came to an end there, it will come to an end on a global scale.
Funny short story....
Since we can't communicate in turkish, we have been using the Temple of Artemis as our reference point to get back to our hotel, because it is a 5 -minute walk to the temple ruins. It dawned on me today that I probably won't ever have the opportunity again to use the Temple of Artemis as a reference point!

1 comment:

  1. Dude, hot air balloon has always been a dream of mine!!