Greater Things Have Yet To Come…

This song — "God of This City" — has become like a personal anthem to me. BlueTree led worship at YC 2009 (Edmonton, AB) and once again, this melody and these lyrics struck me more like a wash of ocean water rather than a lightening bolt. It echoes through me like truth tends to do, resounding again and again in every facet of life.

BlueTree was touring SE Asia and booked a gig in a brothel – "Climax". When the band members realized what exactly was going on in this particular establishment (the buying and selling of women), "God of This City" was written and sung right then and there with the girls surrounding them. So many questions come to my mind: if God was moving, why didn't He just release all the captives right there? If He's so powerful, why did He let all the evil continue? Why work through a song? Why a little band from Ireland?

Why indeed.

I wasn't there. I don't know what all happened and I still don't know what continues to happen to this day. But if the eyes of a small group of guys were opened that night in "Climax" and they came back to tell the world of what happened, how can I not be amazed at God's work in their lives? And if He wove this entire song — it's developement and very first singing within what could be the closest thing to hell — I have no doubt that more went on in terms of chains being broken than I will ever hear about this side of heaven.

And I believe this to be true for Lac La Biche, too. "Greater things have yet to come and greater things are still to be done in this city…" 

Absolutely. 100%

-lac-la-biche 

We're rural but we're not cut off from the rest of the world. We aren't as isolated as we might feel at times. In fact, isolation and loneliness are exactly what fuels violence such as trafficking. And make no mistake about it, trafficking happens HERE. Whether it's through our purchasing habits that fuels the greater global economy employing slave labour… to seeing more and more people come to LLB for work and having them experience labour abuse… to vulnerable women and children ending up in the prostitution cycle in larger urban centres… human trafficking IS REAL, IT'S HERE. We face it every single day without even knowing we're looking at it. It hides in plain sight.

"Greater things have yet to come…"

I believe it. It's true. Evil needs shadows to lurk in but bring light to those places and it has no place to flee.

GOD OF THIS CITY
~ Bluetree

You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are

You're the Light in this darkness
You're the Hope to the hopeless
You're the Peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

[Chorus]
For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
When glory shines from hearts alive
With faith in You and love for You
In this city
Greater things have yet to come
And great things have still to be done here

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

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