Thursday, May 22, 2014

Old Georgia

Throughout history Georgia was always getting attacked.  It is the original Christian nation in the land of other religions.  Georgia emerged as a major trading hub in the ancient world, since it was an ideal spot between Asia/Middle East and Western Europe.  Our cousins (and hosts) like to inform us that Georgia hasn't ever gone one hundred years without a major war.

This is the reason Georgia has many fortresses among its mountains and rivers.  These structures protected the churches and the people.  We've spent the past two days touring these remarkable towns.  For me, this experience really puts life (and time) into perspective: Last weekend we were visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  This week we walked in a cave city that was built almost 3,000 years ago.  All the sudden the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 feel like a current event.

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