you’re the God of this city.

today at church we sang one of my absolute favorite songs, God of this city. it was all i could do to keep from letting the happy tears flow [though they definitely let loose later in the message – invasions has been an incredible series!] as i thought of so many places the lyrics remind me of – my hometown of mountain view, my college abode in shawnee, the edmond/oklahoma city communities i’ve invested in these last two years, and istanbul. this city captured my heart in just two short weeks back in 2005. my vision is there, my dreams are with the turks, and a little piece of me remained there as our plane took off of the soil. as i copy and paste these lyrics, let me also leave with you one of my favorite photographs from that trip. my former youth minister’s wife peeked her camera around the corner of this tiny street in an instanbul neighborhood and snapped a precious piece of time as we prayerwalked. He is the God of this city, and such bigger things than we can envision are already in preparation – for istanbul, for oklahoma city, for your hometown and mine. let’s join in and be a part of what He’s doing.

You’re the God of this city
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
You are
You’re the Light in this darkness
You’re the Hope to the hopeless
You’re the Peace to the restless
You are
there is no one like our God
there is no one like our God
for greater things have yet to come
and greater things are still to be done in this city
greater things are still to come
and greater things are still to be done in this city



Filed under church, missions, photographs, quotes, travel

6 responses to “you’re the God of this city.

  1. News from the Hood

    Yesterday was the first time I ehard this song, and jsut about cried. It is very powerful. I definately went home and promptly dowloaded it.

  2. rachelrowell

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!!!it’s so great. A great reminder to us all too.


    i just typed out the same first sentence that rachel did. ha. yeah. what she said!

  4. Jeff Goins

    great song. thanks for reading my blog and giving me some link love!

  5. Michael F

    Awesome song for sure! Found your blog through Stumbleupon believe it or not :)

  6. Nicole Knox

    You are such a sweet girl. See you wednesday night!

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