In Psalm 87, it talks of Ethiopia. I can close my eyes and see the beautiful land that my son was born in. To think that He talks about it in His Word humbles me. I can sit back and remember the tales of Lalibela. One day, I hope to travel there and see it in person!
For now, I will read about it in Scripture, study it, and pray that the Lord sees fit to allow us all, as a family, to travel there again.
1 On the holy mountain
stands the city founded by the Lord.
2 He loves the city of Jerusalem
more than any other city in Israel.
3 O city of God,
what glorious things are said of you!
4 I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me—
also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia.
They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!
5 Regarding Jerusalem it will be said,
“Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.”
And the Most High will personally bless this city.
6 When the Lord registers the nations, he will say,
“They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.”
7 The people will play flutes and sing,
“The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”