Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Why Love the City?

“For your people love every stone in her walls and show favor even to the dust in her streets.”
(Psalms 102:14)

““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.” (Matthew 23:37)

When people have a love for the city, that is something they share in common with Jesus. He loves the city also, but he sees the people in the city as the unique children that they are. He knows their pain and brokenness and He longs to gather these children under His wings where they would find the protection and healing that nothing and no one else can give.

A love for the city must involve a love for the individuals in the city. It must also involve maximum effort to bring these children of the city to Jesus. Only He can help the individuals in the city in a way that brings what they need.

Lord, I pray today for my city. For Seattle. Raise up laborers - people who work to bring people to you for the healing that only You can give.

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