http://bible.us/Ps87.6.NLT When the Lord registers the nations, he will say,
“They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.”
The Psalmist sounds a note of hope. No matter who, where, or what, at some point all will be able to say they are “citizens of Jerusalem.” This is a statement of hope and of faith. It is a statement that “pulls” us forward into the future and gives us peace.
What is amazing is that while some see God’s people as being exclusive, the Psalmist seems to be saying that God will embrace all nations. Language of who’s “in” and who’s “out” simply doesn’t work when all are citizens of Jerusalem.
May you experience the long arms of God’s love embracing you as he brings you into his fold! May his grace “pull” you forward into the Life he has for you.