“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
Romans 15:4 NIV
Well another week in quarantine is in the books. We just celebrated Easter Sunday. How was yours? My church like most churches did a live stream of service. I was able to get out and actually attend church. Not my church, but a local church near me. City of Praise Family Ministry had a drive thru service. They had a large screen set up in the parking lot and you watched from your car with your windows up. Even though we were distant it felt good just to be among a body of believers, honking our horns and celebrating the Lord’s goodness.
I know Resurrection Sunday is like the Super Bowl for church. We get a lot of friends and family members who may not come to church regularly or at all to put on their Sunday best and come out to hear the gospel. Now that expectation is maybe not as high as normal being that most of us aren’t able to gather in a traditional sense for worship. Despite the current circumstances we can’t let our faith die out. We are still THE CHURCH. The building is only a place where we gather. We the people are what make the church live and breathe.
This is an opportunity for us to really take Christ outside of the 4 walls and make Him known to the lost. Despite not being able go to church, or attend Bible study or ministry meetings we can still make the great name of our God known throughout the earth. We can still have hope and expectation that God is going to do something great in His people and in the earth.
I feel like right now we are in a space where the disciples were after Jesus took His last breaths on the cross. Now we’re just kind of sitting here not knowing what to expect. We have to holdfast to the words and teachings God gave us before this moment and see them just as true as we do these updates about the corona virus. God is going to move just as He did on the third day when He raised Christ from the dead. Jesus is still King and still rules in our hearts. We can still look to His word to give us peace, hope and comfort in these tough times.
That leads us to our Throwback Theology Song of the Week. This song comes from the CHI from Gemstones. The featured song is from his 2012 mixtape, “Elephant In The Room.” The featured song is called “Still The King.” Tune into Trackstarz to hear DJ Jeremaya spin this for the Throwback Theology Song of the Day. Until next time…