In September of 2013 I (Meridith) embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. I got on a plane with 5 friends, 1 suitcase, and my camera bag with a one-way ticket to the Mediterranean region. I spent the first six weeks scouting out the land and connecting with ministries in 4 different countries before beginning to settle down in my new home town on the Agean coast.
During our travel, we had a 24 hour stop over in Santorini, Greece and OH MY I do believe it is the most beautiful place I have ever seen! From sun up, to sun down my eyes were amazed by the scenes before me!
We flew from Athens to Santorini in the night and made it to our hotel on the island just before sunrise. Our hotel was on the east side of the island and I sat on the beach watching the light begin to explode from the horizon.
As we spent the day touring the island I fell in love with the white stucco buildings with bright blue and green accents. It felt like I had stepped into a movie… especially the moment when I rounded the corner to see this donkey, and then his owner coming out the bright blue gate.
We ended our day with a sunset dinner in the village of Oia, known as one of the best places in the WORLD to watch the sunset… and WOW. Words can not describe the beauty we witnessed… but I feel like I saw hints of the splendor of heaven as we watched the sun descend upon the horizon.
While this was my first visit to a Greek island, it was not my last. Jesus loves the people of Greece so much, and I hope to once again carry the LOVE of my Father into this beautiful country.
Will you pray with me for the name of JESUS to be lifted high in Greece as the heavens declare the GLORY of the LORD?
As the sun ascended above the horizon, rays of sunlight light up our hotel on the east side of the island.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” ~ Jesus ~ Matthew 7:7-8