Greater Things Are Yet to Come
I will never forget the first time I sang “God of This City” as a special in church.
First of all, I live in the country and was afraid people would wonder what city I was talking about and not get the song at all.
Second, it is a contemporary song, and at the time I was attending a church that cleaved to the hymnal and Southern gospel like they were the gospel.
So, even though I felt the Spirit prompt the song choice, I was a bundle of nerves.
Pushing through the nerves, allowing the Spirit to work through me, I hit the chorus (Chris Tomlin version).
And the Spirit took over the service.
See the “city” wasn’t about a densely populated area at that time. It was a group of hurting people who believe that God was in control and that He had great plans in store for them!
The walls fell down around our city that day. Healing came flooding in with the tears that seemed to be pushing the pain out of the way.
Until today, I didn’t know the story behind this song. You can read it here. A brothel. Written in a bar and a brothel.
You know, greater things are yet to come for YOUR city if you believe. Things don’t have to be the way they’ve always been. Our addictions don’t have to continue to rule our lives. He’s the Light, the Hope, and the Peace we’re each searching for.
Original Bluetree version: