This morning in prayer, I had a vision of myself standing in Cologne, Germany. It looked like a place my foot had tread over 10 years ago—the Cologne Central Station with the historic cathedral nearby.
The image was vivid and steady. I saw people moving about the square. Although the scene was calm, I felt an urgency in my spirit to understand the sudden vision of Germany’s largest city. I scanned headlines and was surprised.
What I learned was this: In the past several days, there have been communication failures in the nation’s airline industry. Germany fighter jets had to intercept a London-bound flight as a result. The Cologne library has opened its doors to refugees.
Also this week, a Syrian refugee is on trial for an Islamic State bomb plot in Germany. Meanwhile, German police are warning refugees not to attend the carnival celebrations starting on Thursday, only later to apologize. But German cities are banning trucks during carnivals amid terror fears.