Why Do I LOVE New York! - The Scripture Lady is Going to NYC April 05 2018, 0 Comments
"Why do I love New York?" I ask. "Aren't there enough people to minister to in my own "neck of the woods?" I wonder. My answer: I love New York City because God has embedded this amazing city deep within my heart. And when God gives you a gift, you open it and admire it.
Why do I love New York? I love the buildings towering over me like sentinels. I love the streets filled with a cacophony of non-ending noise. I love getting a taxi and striking up a conversation with the driver.
I love walking up and down the streets filled with brownstone buildings built in a time that I would love to have lived.
I love riding a bike through Central Park along with the rest of the like-minded nature lovers.
I love walking the streets with thousands of other people who come from all over the world.
I love the food. I LOVE the food. I LOVE THE FOOD!!!
I love all the old churches and ponder their history.
I love the museums and Broadway plays that inspire me to be more creative.
I love the cold snow and the warm sun and now, for the first time, I will get to see the cherry blossoms that line Central Park with my very own eyes.
I love taking a subway all by myself from the Bronx into Manhattan like I'm a local.
I LOVE when someone stops me for directions. I assume they are doing so because I look like I'm a local. (But alas, I'm a tourist just like them.)
I love walking right by the Flatiron building and gasping at its beauty.
I love the energy that pulses through the city as if it has a life of its own apart from the people who walk its streets. But this is where I stop and diverge.
For the city would not be alive without its people.
And perhaps it's the people that I am growing to love the most. Their accents. Their bravery. Their passion. Their hopes. Their love.
Why did God give me such a passion for this all consuming city? To tell you the truth, I don't know why. Could I write such a passionate list of ideas for southern California? Absolutely not.
Why did Amy Carmichael love India? Why did Dr. Livingstone love Africa? Why did Hudson Taylor love China? I believe it's because God gave them a desire for these areas that needed the good news of Jesus Christ.
In less than one week I get to go to NYC and I will get to minister at 2 different churches, one in the Bronx and one in Harlem.I am looking forward to sharing what the Lord has given me to share with the children of these churches.
God is doing wonderful things in NYC and I am so thankful that I get to be a little part of His master plan for the children and teachers of this city.
As I go, would you be willing to pray for my time there? I would so appreciate your prayers as I share with those that God places before me.
Thank you in advance.
Question: Has God given you a passion for somewhere in the world?
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