As the Israelites journeyed in the desert, they encountered resistance with each new city. Simple requests to pass by were often met with fear and rejection. Like them, our faith journeys often seem to be filled with battles, distractions and discouragements.
The Lord did not abandon His children and He does not abandon us. With faith guiding their journey, the Lord gave victories and used rejections to build His people. While we can experience that as well, we have another role 'in Christ.' We are 'cities' that others come to. In Christ, we have the joy of serving as a spot of refreshment and encouragement for others.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. (Matthew 5:14)
Someone will be needing a stop at your city today! May your heart be solidly resting in the love of Christ that you can shine a blessing on their path. And may you find a welcoming city in the times of your need as well!