Of all the places the disciples thought they’d visit as disciples of Jesus, none of them ever imagined visiting the darkest corner of Israel. And yet, that’s where they were when Jesus took them to the “Gates of Hades” at Caesarea Philippi.
We should not be surprised, of course. Jesus asked us to be the “light of the world.” Did we somehow think we’d never take that light into the darkness?
Pastor Andy Cook teaches part of this videocast on location on the very ground where pagan temples once dominated the landscape.