I recently had the opportunity to embark on my first trip to Europe, visiting the iconic cities of London, Paris, and Rome. It was a whirlwind adventure filled with new experiences, delicious food, and rich history.

One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the historic churches and cathedrals in each city. As a Christian, stepping inside these magnificent structures was a deeply moving experience. Standing in the extraordinary presence of Westminster Abbey in London, gazing up at the stained-glass windows of Sainte Chapelle in Paris, and taking in the sacredness of the Sistine Chapel in Rome filled me with a profound sense of reverence and humility.

But I didn’t experience this just within the walls of these renowned buildings. Throughout my trip, I was constantly reminded of God’s presence in the natural splendor of Europe’s landscapes, the warmth of its people, and the richness of its culture. Whether savoring a croissant in a Parisian cafe or marveling at the Colosseum under the Roman sun, I felt God’s handiwork all around me.

Each of these cities offered a unique perspective on the Christian faith— the faith that had inspired the construction of cathedrals, the creation of masterpieces, and the forging of nations. They remind us of God’s enduring impact on culture and history and stand as testaments to the power of faith to inspire and unite people across centuries and continents. I was humbly reminded that even in the face of diverse languages, cultures, and landscapes, God is the one thing that has remained the same, and He continues to influence our world even today.

Overall, my journey through Europe not only deepened my appreciation for its history, art, and cuisine but also strengthened my faith and enriched my spiritual journey. It was a reminder of the profound impact of Christianity on the world, and it inspired me to continue seeking God’s presence in all my travels and experiences. As I headed back home, I was filled with gratitude. I brought back not just memories of breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences but also a renewed sense of purpose. Although my European tour has ended, the faith journey it inspired will carry on.