Psalm 87

He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain— and oh, how God loves his home!
Loves it far better than all the homes of Jacob put together!
God's hometown—oh! everyone there is talking about you!

I name them off, those among whom I'm famous:
Egypt and Babylon,
also Philistia, even Tyre, along with Cush.
Word's getting around; they point them out:
"This one was born again here!"

The word's getting out on Zion: "Men and women, right and left, get born again in her!"

God registers their names in his book:
"This one, this one, and this one— born again, right here."

Singers and dancers give credit to Zion:
"All my springs are in you!"

God loves the nations, all the nations. The church is meant for the nations. The church is meant to be open to all tribes of people to encounter, meet, and be forever changed by God. God wants to touch people who are different than you through you and have you and them commune in Christ. Community is when you gather in someone you have in common who supersedes everything else. In community, you love people you normally would have nothing to do with.

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