Jesus IS In The City
At last, after two years of challenges and restrictions, we and all the other believers in Christ celebrated the 23rd annual Jesus in the City Parade in Toronto, Canada. A lot of things have changed since then.
Excited to meet with other brethren, we travelled to the meeting place early. Our church set up the floater we’d be using for the parade and right before the parade started, I had this thug on my heart that somehow a bit sad. I was asking the Lord why? And looked around and saw a lot of empty spaces on the area.
The truth of the matter is, after two years of not being able to meet, I saw how we were just about half of the usual number of Christians gathering from 2019. I wept at the feet of the Lord during the worship before the parade.
While worshipping, the Lord told me to lift my head up. There should be nothing to be sad about – we are here to celebrate His name in the city after all! I sought deeper and heard that these past two years were years of chiselling and pruning. Shaking of the ground and sifting for those who will remain. “Rejoice! For these people you see now are those who have remained!”
I wept at His feet in worship.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
– Matthew 7:13-14
We are His people, continuously contending for God and standing in the gap for our families, our city, our province, and our nation. Canada is for Christ, and as long as someone is praying for Canada, I know and I believe that HOPE will arise and redeem this nation for God’s purposes and will.
I am excited to see how God will move after this parade. Surely the road may be narrow, but if that road leads to life lived abundantly, I woulnd’t trade Jesus Christ for the world.
[[Photo Credits: Christ the Livingstone Fellowship Church]]