And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High himself will establish her. (Psalm 87:5)
Mount Zion is often referred to the city of Jerusalem, which is also referred to as the city of David (2 Samuel 5:7). Not only was Zion a city, but it represented the place where God would help His people and remain with them. It is a place where God dwelled (Psalm 9:11). But Mount Zion also points to a future city, a heavenly Jerusalem where the heavenly beings and the people of God worship Him (Hebrews 12:22).
The psalmist speaks of a time when surrounding people groups will be born in Zion, even people who were at one point in time enemies of God’s people (v4-6). Back in Genesis, God promised Abraham that through His seed all nations will be blessed. The heart of God is for the salvation of the nations, not one people group. God’s plan has always been for the church to be comprised of people from all nations.
As we anticipate the heavenly Jerusalem, let us continue to share the love of Jesus with the people God has put in our lives. That no matter who we are or what we have done, we can all be citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem through faith in Jesus, who died for our sins and rose again.