The two great commercial highways of the ancient Middle East met in Damascus. The Great Trunk road ran from Egypt through Palestine and on into Syria, while the King’s Highway followed the mountain range on the eastern side of the Jordan River to the Gulf of Aqaba. The world’s riches flowed freely along these two routes. But there was a far greater treasure that lay along a narrow way in Palestine. “Jesus replied, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6) Jesus himself is not only the way to the treasure. He is the treasure.