Ephesus: coolest archeological site ever.
It was hot, and we toured the city for nearly three hours, but it was still my favorite place that we visited in Turkey. I still cannot believe that I got to go to Ephesus. Reading the book of Ephesians will hereby never be the same.
There were two neat things about Ephesus that stood out in my mind:
1. It still looked like a city.
I could vividly imagine what the city might have looked like back-in-the-day because a lot of it still stands! There is still a road, columns, buildings, houses, a huge library, and the theatre. I have seen a lot of rocks this semester, let me tell you. For instance, the Temple of Artemis—one of the 7 wonders of the anicent world—only has ONE column standing!
Ephesus wasn’t like that. And I loved it.
2. The Cross
The neatest part is that the early Christians had carved crosses into so many things. I love that after all of these years, we haven’t lost sight of how important the cross is in our lives.
“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” –Galatians 6:14