Everyone is born with a hole in their heart. They desperately try to fill it with people, with love or possessions or drugs or power. But the hole is a void, bottomless as the cosmos. Nothing material can ever fill it.
Spirituality is a human need. C.S. Lewis once wrote that “the hole in your heart can never be filled with eartlhy things because you were made for a far better place. If we could truly find contentment here on earth, we would never yearn for heaven.”
He’s absolutely right.
We read scripture to grow closer to God, but sometimes the words on the page feel like just that—ink on paper. We don’t have the visceral experience of feeling the sands upon which Christ tread, or the winds that whipped at Moses’ hair as he stood atop the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments.
Most people don’t fully consider the fact that the Bible is connected to history and place, that we can actually go and visit many of the sites mentioned in those holy pages. Not only that, but there exists numerous places, ruins, and functioning churches that are of significance to more modern Christian history, all accessible to visitors.
Visiting those places of holy significance, whether they be from Biblical lore or connected to more modern events, helps connect us to the reality of our spirituality, and can bring us closer to God than ever before. That, in itself, is a miracle, a gift from God, should we take advantage of it. To that end, let us take a look at some of the most important Christian sites from across the world.
In them, you may just find the miraculous through travel.