Saturday, September 1, 2012

GLORIOUS THINGS ARE SPOKEN OF YOU, O CITY OF GOD!

Psalm 87:1-3 NKJV
1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion      
         More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of you,      
         O city of God! Selah

After another busy day, I finally sat down to relax and watch some TV - hoping to catch up on the latest news. However, my channel surfing stopped when I came upon a repeat performance video of a Bill Gaither concert filmed a few years ago in old Jerusalem. It was titled, "Israel Homecoming".

Perhaps some of you have seen it before. With the music, the scenery, the worship, and with the Biblical historical and future significance Israel will surely play in the days ahead, it's very moving - bringing tears to my eyes. If you have a love for those things, as I do, I would recommend seeing the video when you have the opportunity. It is very well done and would bless your heart.

As a Bible believing child of God, I have a deep love for Israel and the Jewish people. I would have loved to visit there sometime during my life. Just the thought of breathing the air that Jesus breathed, standing on the ground where He stood, seeing the sights He saw, walking the same dusty roads He walked, and savoring the sweet fragrance of the Holy Land in bloom is overwhelming. I can only imagine.

Also, it would be humbling beyond description to see the places where He performed His miracles, the Garden of Gethsemane, Mt. Calvary, the Mt. of Olives, the empty tomb of our risen Lord, and so much more - not to worship or idolize those places, but to simply stand in awe of my Savior, Lord and Master, Who was there and will return soon as King of Kings and Lord of Lords - just as He said He would.

Praise God and hallelujah! What a glorious day that will be for all who belong to Him!

Don

1 comment:

Mid Stutsman said...

Amen! I'm with you, Don... my heart's desire is to visit, even to live in, Israel. My consolation is, if I never get to in my lifetime, I know He is coming back to reign in Jerusalem!! Not in New York, not in Independence, Missouri, as Mormon heresy teaches, not in any other place on the earth, but in Jerusalem!
And the Scriptures teach I will be with Him... now that will be a glorious day!!

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