We had the chance this week to visit the ancient city of Corinth in Greece. It was exciting to literally walk on the road where the Apostle Paul walked. At the site is a column that is believed to be original from the time when Paul was here. The column is at the Judgment Seat where Paul stood before the leaders of the city and justified his work.
Until you have been here you cannot imagine what it feels like to stand there and realize the history that has taken place right where you are standing. I was struck by the fact that this spot, which plays such a huge role in the history of the church, is today meaningful to all of us.
Today Corinth is a thriving coastal city with a beautiful beach and restaurants lining the road front along the beach. There are churches here that are carrying on the message of the Christian faith. Just over the hill from ancient Corinth is the city where King Agamemnon ruled. He is the king who led the Greeks during the Trojan War.
All of this history within a few miles of each other! And on both sides are churches struggling to minister to their communities. This is part of the history we all share.
Tomorrow we are headed to Thessaloniki, another town that hosted the Apostle Paul. There we will meet with leaders of the A21 Campaign’s work in Europe. We will be talking with them about the work we are going to be doing in partnership with them, helping provide legal protection to the girls they are rescuing from the evils of sex trafficking. As you know, sex trafficking has become a worldwide problem.
We are committed to standing in the gap!