The villages we passed through yesterday and today were quiet and almost empty, for their inhabitants were out laboring in the fields. The requisite posters of Stan increased in number as we grew closer to Damascus.
And as we were getting closer, Elijah and I strategized about our entry.
We decided that we would hold up at a distance and observe the patterns of movement into and out of the city.
It would also need to be an out of the way site, the better to seek the Spirit’s direction.
We have noted already that at certain times of the day the road traffic slows due to an increase in vehicles and backs up. This may prove an important factor.