yester-night me and rachel went to this place where you could see the whole city of birmingham. it was in a neighborhood ( im sure the people didnt mind). when we got to the top of the cliff, we sat on this brick wall that overlooked birmingham. the view was amazing. we tried to make it before the sun set, but we were too late. we'll go some other time. so we sat and just looked. we looked at the skyline and all its beauty wondering how God made it so perfect, we saw factories with smoke coming out the top, we stared at the little cluster of the downtown buildings. we talked about how many people there were. we couldnt help but wonder what all these people were living for. we tried to come up with something we would live for if we didnt have Jesus. well...we were speechless. we talked about atheism and wondered why people dont believe there is a God and wondered what goes on in their head when they watch a sunset...how could they not know someone, with intelligent design, created that. we talked about how people live and all the sin that is in our daily lives. we had a deep hurt for birmingham. before we left we prayed for our city. it needs prayer. it also needs a generation that is CRAZY in love with Jesus so these people can know that there in fact IS something to live for. we are such depraved people. we dont deserve anything but death. but our loving Savior put all our sin right upon his back. he loves us so much. God couldve lived anywhere in the entire universe, but he chose to live in our stony stubborn selfish hearts. this is our God. he is mighty to save all the people in birmingham. he is the God of this city. and all the other cities.