Ahhh, today was the day for Ephesus! A place of magic for the pagans; a place of miracles for the Christians. With each step we seemed to walk back in time as we strolled down Curetes Street, marveling at everything before us. Might it have been just a little intimidating for the early Christians living in this city of 300,000 people, most of them paying homage to their patron deity Artemis? The midway of shops, the seven excavated homes with their exquisite mosaics, the temples, and of course, the magnificent library. What a sight! For us, though, knowing we were walking in the footsteps of the disciples is what got us going. We assembled in the huge amphitheater for a discussion of biblical times with Craig. Christians, led by Priscilla and Aquila, and later Timothy, would be reading the Word of God in their house churches in this very city. It is amazing to read scripture in the place it really happened. Put Ephesus on your bucket list as it is worth the visit.
After another great lunch we made our way to Izmir airport to fly to Istanbul and on to Greece. After a long day we arrived in Athens and are happy to get a good night sleep. Tomorrow will be another big day as we journey down to Corinth and explore the biblical sites of Athens.
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