Acts 19:1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus.
The CEV translates ‘through the interior’ as ‘travelled across the hill country’. The Message says “Paul made his way down through the mountains”.
Whilst Apollos was taking on the Jews in vehement debate, Paul was walking the mountains.
A couple of days ago I received this text:
“Please pray for me as I am going to the mountain area today to see one young Buddhist man who has come to Christ and also I will be meeting others who came to Christ before. For me, like Jesus left 99 sheep and went to look for one sheep that went lost. I think one soul matters. I am going for this one soul, this is me and my passion of love for Christ and the people to be saved for Christ so I cannot wait and sit in this city without this happen. Daunting amount of emails and paper works in the office, my body don’t matter to me much compare to one soul that can be saved into the Kingdom of God, this matters the most. I am proud to be the ELIM missionary. Together for His Kingdom and glory. With love”
This missionary trekked for 12-13 hours up a mountain that was 4,000 feet high and he ate only frogs that he caught. He did all this because he wanted to encourage young Christians.
Paul trekked the mountains to reach Ephesus to find followers, to encourage the Church.
Sometimes life is a journey of mountains that you have to climb. Today may be that day. But you do it because God has called you onward. He has called you to something. Others are waiting for you.