When you live in a place, sometimes the surroundings become so familiar that you no longer notice their beauty and character. This was the case with the old town of Limassol. I have walked through this area on countless occasions, but I had never taken pictures or taken the time to have a proper look at the quaint architecture and style until last week.
The Kebir Mosque in the old Turkish quarter, built in the 16th century, is still in use by the Muslims of Limassol today.
Not far from the Turkish Quarter stands the impressive Ayia Napa Cathedral from the late 19th - early 20th century. It is built on the ruins of a smaller Byzantine church.
A splash of orange on the way!
A handy way of getting round the narrow streets of the old town!
While the old town gives us a glimpse of the past, it also reminds us that nothing remains forever. Our world is changing constantly, kingdoms and empires have risen and fallen, fashions come and go yet there is one thing which does not change - God's Word!
We read in Isaiah 40:8: "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."
The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24:35: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away."
What God has promised is steadfast and will surely come to pass. What a privilege to hold God's unchanging, eternal Word in our hands!