Sunday, March 7, 2010

So good

Drove around the D for a little while. Thinking about a lot of things.  There were a lot of churches in the small 5 mile radious of that I drove.  God was in this city.  We didn't leave us, we pushed Him out.  We thought we could do it on our own.  We said to Him "don't worry, we've taken it this far, we can do great things, we don't need You."  And here we are, vacant, abandoned, broken, abused.  But here He is, some of us are praying that He comes back, and with a vengence.  I don't want God to be peaceful, I tell you, I want Him to come back with all that He is, Mighty, Powerful, Loving!  I want Him back in this city.
You see, Downtown Detroit, its the heartbeat of our area, if it's heartbeat isn't strong, then the rest of us, are just as weak.  In the case of the body, if the brain doesn't get oxygen because the heart is too weak to get the blood there...   there is damage.  If the heart is beating strong, then all parts of the body are more likely to function.

We need God to restore us, to renew us, we need to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a city that is beautiful and wonderous.  We are a city of Hope, one that doesn't give up, even if everyone else does.

He is the God of this city. He is the HOPE to these people.  He is.  And that's just what I'm counting on.

I love Detroit.