Are We There Yet?

Isn’t that one of the most frustrating questions you’ve ever heard (or asked), especially on a road trip? This weekend, we were reminded that we’re not home yet, but we can take hope-fueled action right now. If you missed the online worship and teaching, catch up by watching here, and be sure to participate online this Sunday at 10:30am at, Facebook, or YouTube.

David, from the Old Testament scriptures, is one person who certainly understood waiting with hope. Before he became king of Israel, David lived the life of an exile-banished from his home, hiding from King Saul, and surviving in wilderness areas. One of the places we know David found refuge is Ein Gedi. Surrounded by rocky wilderness, Ein Gedi is fed by a natural spring and marked by numerous caves. This beautiful spot with abundant water, plants, and animals must have brought David a little bit of hope as he waited for God’s promise to be fulfilled. In this week’s reading plan, you can walk along with David who found hope in his exile.

While we are looking forward to gathering physically again, we are also holding onto hope and celebrating God’s faithfulness by gathering online and continuing to be the church. Here are two important questions for us right now:

Thank you for staying connected and for completing the survey at the link. We’re not home yet, but our mission of building and reaching a community continues because the church is not a building… it’s us.


Titus O’Bryant
Teaching & Executive Pastor of Ministries