5 Cities That Are Easy on Your Knees

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City breaks are a fantastic way to experience the history, culture and art of a new place in a short space of time. They have so much to offer; architecture, monuments and an endless supply of entertainment. The only problem is that exploring a new city often involves a fair amount of pavement pounding. But exploring doesn’t always have to be back-breaking though. Between condensed attractions, public transport and flat, easy streets, these cities make discovery much easier for the weary traveler.

Singapore

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Both a city and a country, Singapore offers more bang for your buck than the average city break. Located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, this tiny island has a lot to offer. You can marvel at the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, be wowed by the electronic trees of Gardens by the Bay and navigate the maze of Chinatown. What makes Singapore easy to explore is that the city is fairly compact, with a huge number of attractions packed into a relatively small space. You won’t need to trek anywhere as its efficient, affordable and comfortable public transport system makes getting around a breeze. In fact, it has one of the most advanced train systems in the world. While your knees will be fine, you might need more than a long weekend to see all that Singapore has to offer.

Paris, France

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Paris might not be the first place you’d think of for a city that is easy to explore. After all, it is home to some pretty famous landmarks and there’s a dizzying number of things to see. However, while you could rack up some hefty pedestrian mileage, the city is actually perfect for those wanting to take life at a slower pace. With a high density of things to see, you’ll spend less time walking between all the attractions. If your knees need a break, the city is also overflowing with cafes, offering plenty of opportunities to take a load off. What’s more, apart from the Montmartre area, the whole city is relatively flat; there aren’t any pesky hills waiting around the corner. The buses and metro system are great too, allowing you to skip from arrondissement to arrondissement without much effort.

Montreal, Canada

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While Montreal is one of Canada’s biggest cities, it is also relatively small. Its compact size makes it easy to navigate on foot or by bike, and many of its most popular and vibrant districts are close to each other. Travel on the color-coded subway lines and expansive bus network, and you’ll be able to see all of the sites. Choose between Vieux-MontrealSaint-Joseph Oratory and Jean-Talon Market, taking advantage of the subway stations and a bus stops that let off near each attraction.

Zurich, Switzerland

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For a touch of Swiss city living, Zurich is the perfect destination. The country has a reputation for cleanliness and efficiency, and Zurich is an outstanding example. Its transportation network is top rate, with a bus or tram stop only a few hundred meters away at most. Get a Zurich Card, and you can enjoy unlimited travel on all public transport as well as reduced admissions to the likes of the National Museum and the Rietberg Museum. You can even travel to some of the sites by boat. Take a trip to the picturesque town of Rapperswil, and soak up incredible mountain views from the lake while your knees are fully rested. What’s more, Zurich is only going to get better; the city has big plans to promote sustainable mobility.

Bruges, Belgium

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Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Bruges is the ideal city if you’d like to have a more intimate European adventure. There are a few cobblestones to contend with, but the city only stretches 3 km from north to south, so you should have plenty of time to explore. Head to the historical centre, encircled by a small canal, the entire interior is flat and easy to walk. Plus, a canal boat ride is one of the city’s main attractions, showing off the highlights of Bruges while you sit back and rest your feet. There’s only one thing to look out for where your knees are concerned. The Belfry is a beautifully tall bell tower overlooking the Market Square. You can enjoy it from all over the town as it stands proud. If you want to walk up it though, you’ll have to climb up 366 steep, narrow steps. Definitely one to enjoy from the ground, with a beer or some chocolate, or both.

Lianne is a freelance writer with a penchant for learning foreign languages, and what better way than to practice in situ. She loves to use her linguistic skills to get in-the-know with the locals. Seeking out intriguing music, new forms of dance, and fabulous food, she revels in being a discoverer.

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Because of Love

Why did Jesus have to go to the cross and die?

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Why did Jesus have to go to the cross and die?Why would the Creator of the universe allow himself to be crucified by creatures he had made (John 1:1-5Colossians 1:19-23)?

Why would the sinless one give himself, surrender his life and his dignity, to save those who were ungodly, helpless, sinners, and enemies of God (Romans 5:6-11)?

Why would Jesus allow himself to be reviled, mocked, beaten, rejected, abused, ridiculed, beaten, scourged, and executed when he the power to stop it all?

The answer is as simple and understandable as is the most famous verse of the New Testament:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

Jesus went to the cross because of his love for us — you, me, and for every single person in our world.

The Bible does tell us that God’s plan to forgive, redeem, and save us involved Jesus going to the cross. However, the Scriptures also make clear that evil and lawless people crucified him to get rid of him (Acts 2:233:13). We also know that without the shedding of blood under the Jewish sacrificial system, there was no forgiveness of sins (Hebrews 9:22). Those are also reasons why Jesus went to the cross and died. But the main reason Jesus died on the cross was to demonstrate the love of God.

James Nored talks to us about Jesus’ love for us and the way he demonstrated it through his sacrifice on the cross in today’s video:

If you can’t see the video, and you sure don’t want to miss it, view it online. For additional ideas to consider and some things to discuss with others, we encourage you to see the Study Guide.

Jesus loved us so much, and he was so in tune with the Father’s will to save us, that he sacrificed his will and his life for us (Mark 14:34-35). He gave himself for all people, even those who do not know him and do not yet believe in him (1 John 2:1-2). Jesus knew that God’s power was at work in his sacrificial death on the cross to draw the hearts of all kinds of people to himself (John 12:27-33).

On the surface, a crucified Savior was offensive and stupid because of our human pride. However, this message of sacrifice and love was the power of God to reach into the human heart and change it forever (1 Corinthians 1:20-31). That’s why Jesus talked about the cross as being enthroned, the place where he would be exalted and lifted up before us as King and bring glory to God (John 3:148:2812:3234).

When those who crucified him gave him the title “King of the Jews” and put a sign above his head, they were mocking him. Little did they know that their declaration in mockery would be the coronation truth held dear by millions upon millions who came to believe. Jews and Gentiles alike declare Jesus as King, hero, Messiah, Lord, Son of God, and Savior because of his love displayed at the cross!

Jesus went to the cross because of his love.

The challenge for you and for me as believers, as children of God, is to live in the shadow of that cross. We are called to love the world as the Father displayed in the cross. We are to serve the world as Jesus did by choosing the cross. The early followers believed this so strongly that they put the truth of that conviction to music in a song which Paul used with the followers of Jesus in Philippi to call them back to the basics of Christian humility and service:

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

(Philippians 2:5-11)

In a world that seems to grow more and more hostile to Christian faith and virtue, what should be our response?

Paul pointed us to Jesus and the cross. People outside our Christian family should recognize who we are because of our love for each other (John 13:35). Because of Jesus, that love will be expressed in tangible and even costly ways:

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth (1 John 3:16-18).

This is the way of the cross. This is the way of Jesus. This is the way of God’s will. And, dear friend in Jesus, this way must be our way in a broken world.

Although the world was hostile to Jesus, he spoke forgiveness over his accusers, abusers, and mockers (Luke 23:34). Though he had the power to crush those who tortured him, he chose to be crushed for their sin, rebellion, and hatred (Isaiah 53:5). He came, not to be served as King, but to give his life as a ransom for all so they could have access to him as King (Mark 10:45). And, he did it for love — a love we have received and now must share.



Special thanks for the use of images related to Jesus’ ministry from The Lumo Project and Free Bible Images for use on this week’s post.

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