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Monday, June 24, 2013

City of Lights!

"For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne. The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!" Psalm 47:7-9
Tonight we went to Jack's Ridge, to a sweet outdoor coffee shop. My friends Richard & Rafonzel showed us where they got engaged...such a beautiful place, a hilltop covered in magical lights overlooking the city. A rain came upon us quickly...it comes here without much notice, and it comes hard. Hearing it fall as we stood under shelter, looking out over Davao, was a beautiful moment. I quietly prayed for the city, for all the people, for the transformation of hearts, for hope...

Moments like that remind me of how big God is and how small we are, when you can see all the tiny lights below representing the lives of thousands of people. To think...God has created each person with worth and purpose and a heart after his own image. My mind went to Psalm 74 verses 12 and 16:
"Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth...Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun."
What a beautiful picture of God's sovereignty and holiness. What a reminder that HE is working salvation throughout the earth, throughout countries and cities...and especially throughout the farthest reaching corners of the human heart.

I encourage you to find a hill and pray over your city. The rich and the poor, the young and the old, the rulers and the citizens...see how it moves you. If you live in a flat area, well...maybe find a tall building and climb some stairs ;) or take an elevator!

Blessings & Goodnight!
Caitlin