Birthplace

The Lord will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.” As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.”  Psalm 87:6-7

 No matter where you were born, when you are born again in Jesus, God issues a new birth certificate: born in Zion.  Zion is often used in the Scriptures to point us beyond earth to heaven – “the Jerusalem that is above” Paul calls it in Galatians 4:26. The idea in the words of the Psalm seems to be that no matter where you were born or how connected you might be to your birthplace or any other place, or what your previous associations were, your place now is with Him and His family. Your “citizenship is in heaven” Paul says in Philippians 3:20.

The crowds celebrated in the earthly Jerusalem with singing and dancing. For them Zion was a place of “fountains” because their God was “the spring of living water” (Jer.2:13). Jesus tells us in John 8:37-38, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
 Isaiah 55:1 says, “Everybody who is thirsty, come”!
All week long the devil, the world, and our own flesh use every deception and device, trying to quench a thirst that only Jesus Christ can slake. In the true worship of Him, the world’s river of lies is washed away by the River of Life. I don’t how this week or today have gone for you, but never forget WHO YOU ARE and WHO HE IS. The only way to get ready to “make music” is by hearing the music of His grace.

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