I am on a plane, flying over our beautiful country of Germany. As I look out the window this question, which has been going around in my head becomes very present again: Can God give us this nation? Is it really possible for a nation to be turned around, and for every knee to bow and every tongue to confess that He is Lord? Could God possibly use someone like you and me to be part of His glorious plan of salvation for his people?
If I look at it from my own perspective, if I look at my own strength, creativity, capacity and wisdom – yes even my own faith – this seems impossible! But if I remember who God is, if I remember the great things He has already done, and look at His Son Jesus and all the glorious riches that are found in Him, if I remember how great God’s love and compassion is for His people and how He reaches down from heaven to make possible that which is impossible for mankind – then I believe.
I believe that my neighbour can be saved. I believe that my brother can be saved. I believe that my friend, my village, my city – yes even my nation can be saved.
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)
(Hillsong Germany Lead Pastor)