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Acts 25:12 Then Festus, after he had conferred with his council, replied, “You have appealed to the emperor; to the emperor you shall go.”
I stood in the midst of this ruined city one day, my back to the Mediterranean—and to Rome. I felt the sea spray as waves crashed behind me. I looked east across the plaza, still surrounded by ancient columns, and I could have sworn I saw Paul standing on the vibrant blue tile. I imagined him facing Rome and demanding justice. What a blessing to be in the presence of such history.
MOVING FORWARD: Do some research on Caesarea Maritima. See if you can imagine Paul in that place, too.