Meaningful metro stations in Athens
Greece | OM InternationalJemina (Finland) joined a Transform 2011 team to Athens, Greece. Her arrival held some surprises, which spoke powerfully to her about God’s purpose for her life.
“Looking out of the bus window in Athens, my team mate and I were somewhat surprised. The final stop for our airport bus didn't look like a normal bus stop, let alone a major bus station. A few inquiries revealed that indeed this wasn't the centre we had been heading for. The reason—not to our surprise—was another street protest blocking the city centre. Since this was Greece, a country facing a lot of unrest and hardship, we had been preparing for changes in plans.
Starting with the gospel and its power, we will eventually end up with a whole new world: the kingdom of God among us.
“Walking around a street corner, we found ourselves at a major metro station called Evangelismos. This discovery spoke to our hearts: God wants our missions trip to start with the gospel! We must not forget this, however fine our own plans for the trip might seem.
“To continue the allegory: taking the metro from Evangelismos, we then arrived at our destination, a part of the city called Neoscosmos, meaning the new world. Starting with the gospel and its power, we will eventually end up with a whole new world: the kingdom of God among us. This would be our prayer for the trip and for all our lives.”