“Even if there is uncertainty in what lies before you, there is certainty In knowing God is faithful to fulfill His promises”
This is something I posted a year ago today but how timely it is exactly 1 year later. With uncertainty and fear running rampant in the world, we as the Church have a unique opportunity to share the hope in which we get to hold on to and the peace that we get to walk in. Two things that are not bound to circumstances. And two things that are contrary to the rest of the world. It’s time for the church to truly rise up.
It’s interesting to see what the Lord is doing in the midst of this. This is a unique time as church services being canceled force us into the realization that the Church is not a building. That WE are the Church and now more than ever, we have the opportunity to act like it and show the rest of the world what the church truly represents.
As a national day of prayer was called yesterday by our president, people from all over the country were unified in the spirit praying for the nations. I’ve seen people favor others over themselves as they reach out to elderly neighbors and offer to get their groceries. I’ve seen people take the time to stop and listen to those struggling and pray over them. I’ve seen love poured out in so many unique ways. And I’ve seen global fasts be called as many fight this battle on their knees. Which honestly, is the posture we are called to fight from. This is a beautiful picture of what the Church is.
We can rest in knowing none of this was unexpected by our divine creator. We put our trust in Him and not in the world. What if we were perhaps born for such a time as this? To call the church and world back to a place of repentance and hope? Will we rise up and take our stand? Or will we get caught up in looking like the rest of the world?
I believe this is a great opportunity for the Church to rise up. And I pray that we cease this opportunity with boldness and claim our authority that has been given to us. We need Jesus.
“let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”- Hebrews: 22-23 (NASB)