Saturday, December 1, 2012

Think on THAT!

From Psalm 87  - Think on THAT!

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 passages like Psalm 87 where God speaks through the psalmist of something that gives Him great joy!  
The word ending the Psalm is ‘Selah’ , meaning “THINK on THAT!” 

The Psalm is talking about “the City of God”,   which Hebrews 12:22 identifies for us as the heavenly city that is home to those that have been ‘born again’ , becoming citizens of the Eternal City and sons/daughters of God. 
But God’s expressed joy in this Psalm is not focused on the whole city. 
Note the words… “This one”   
God looked down the corridors of time from creation, His eyes sweeping over the multitudes, looking for that ONE and God’s finger joyfully pointed to YOU when He recorded your name and proclaimed to all … “This one was born in her !   
This one belongs to Me, this one is safe!”  
In God’s City there is no bad news… only promises that God will keep! 
Selah !  Think on that !


Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Now that is something I like to 'think on'! Such good news. And such a departure from the evening news I just watched.

ellen b. said...

This is great. I will think on that!

Anneliese said...

It reminds me of the verse that says that He has written our name in the palm of His hand. Something to think about.