O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem – Day 20: Light the World, Build the Kingdom (Year 2)

As I play the piano, I face a large painting of the Savior overlooking Jerusalem. It's Greg Olson's "O Jerusalem" and it's not only one of my favorite paintings of Christ, but also one of my favorite verses - Matthew 23:37.

As I began playing, I looked at this painting and thought of the words to the verse. As I did, this melody came. I recorded it and then put the words to the melody. I know I'm not the most professional singer on the planet, but I do enjoy composing music and singing. So today's Light the World is this tribute to my Savior Jesus Christ.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Thou that killest the prophets
and stonest them which are sent unto thee
how often would I have gathered thee --
Thy children together
even as a hen gathers her chickens
under her wings
and ye would not,
and ye would not.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem
I would have gathered thee
And ye would not,
And ye would not,
And ye would not.

How the Challenge Works

Step 1: Ask God each day, "What is one thing I can do to light the world and build the kingdom today?"

Step 2: ACT upon whatever He leads you to do. Go through the day EXPECTING for opportunities to arise.

Step 3: Document somewhere -- in your private journal or on your favorite social media platform.

Step 4: Share! If you share publicly, please use our hash tags: #BuildTheKingdom and #LightTheWorldNow so I can cheer you on! If you're going to be documenting privately, I recommend sharing your experience with a close friend or accountability partner. There is power in the sharing.

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