Glorious things are spoken of you, O City of God....
And of Zion it will be said,
This one and that one were born in her.
And the Most High Himself shall establish her.
The Lord will record, when he registers the people... "This one was born there!"
I dread turning on the morning news knowing I will only hear more 'bad' news.
Another disaster, another accident, another crime, rising gas prices, political unrest, fighting, war..... It is all so quickly depressing.
But then I read scripture passages like Psalm 87 where God speaks through the psalmist of something that gives Him great joy .. It is GOOD NEWS.
The word ending the psalm is 'Selah' which means "THINK on THAT!"
The Psalm is talking about the 'City of God' which Hebrews 12:22 indentifies as the heavenly city that is home to those that have been 'born again' because they put their faith in Jesus Christ .
But God's expressed joy in this psalm is not focused on the city.
Note the words... "This one.."
God looked down the corridors of time, His eyes searching for ONE among the multitudes and His finger joyfully pointed to YOU as He recorded your name and proclaimed to all..
"This one was born in her!"
"This one belongs to Me, to my City. This one is safe!"
In God's City there is no bad news... only personal promises that God will keep!
Selah ... Think on THAT !