Many of you probably saw the Today Show this morning. This is the week for Matt Lauer’s “Where in the world…” series. We have always enjoyed these programs because they remind us of so many places we have visited on our tours.
This morning Matt was in Istanbul, Turkey. We will be heading there in a few days to begin our Steps of Paul and John tour. There were a few scenes from other places in Turkey, including Ephesus and Cappadocia. We visited Cappadocia last summer on our Ancient Crossroads tour of historical and biblical Turkey. Here is a photo I made during a hot air balloon over the mysterious landscape of Cappadocia. Note the cultivated vineyards in the foreground below our balloon.
Two of the New Testament epistles were addressed to saints living in Cappadocia.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen. (1 Peter 1:1).
All of the places mentioned in 1 Peter 1:1 are located in modern Turkey. It is a fascinating place to visit.