Saturday evening was our first group trip We went down to Sounion, Greece, which is the southernmost tip of the peninsula of the Attica region, and there we toured our first of many temples of the semester. The Temple of Poseidon was built on a hill which drops of to the Aegean Sea. It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful spots in all of Greece to watch the sunset. Unfortunately, there was a thick haze rolling in right as the sun was setting. It was still beautiful, just not to its full potential.
Poseidon was the mythological god of the sea. From this point, the ancient Greeks would look out to the sea and watch for approaching enemies. They would come to this temple and offer sacrifices to Poseidon for safe voyage by sea. They tried very hard to appease Poseidon, since he was the second in command of all the Olympic gods because he was the brother o Zeus.
I just can’t help but think back to the many times in which Yahweh showed His power over the waters: parting the Red Sea and closing it back again, bringing fresh drinking water from the rocks, parting the Jordan River, calming the Sea of Galilee, defying the very laws of nature and walking on the water. He created the stuff, after all, and He has complete control over it. Yahweh is the God of gods and Lord of lords.