3 Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
4 That is where the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord,
to praise the name of the Lord
according to the statute given to Israel.
5 There the thrones for judgment stand,
the thrones of the house of David.
This is the prologue for "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" that I hit yesterday. What I find interesting is that people came to God in the Davidian era, going up to the city on a hill.
While we'll occasionally trot out that rhetoric in politics, the modern reality is God is more likely to go out to where folks are than folks are to physically come to Him. Muslims might come to a central spot, but the Church is called to go out to the world, not to wait for the world to come to it.