When you hear certain songs, do you feel irresistibly drawn to start singing along? For you, it might be a Broadway hit, the timeless voice of Johnny Cash, or even “Sweet Caroline”- but some songs beg us to sing along.
At Grace Fellowship Church, we want to glorify God by joining Him in building a community to reach a community. This is how we express our core purpose as a movement of people who have been called together under the authority of Jesus to represent him. Building and reaching a community includes connecting our lives with people who are different from us… people who see the world from a different perspective, have unique gifts, vote differently, and who look different. (Be honest, you’re grateful you don’t look like me.)
In the Book of Revelation, John looked into the future and saw a gathering of people “that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb… they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb… praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever.'” (Revelation 7:9-12 NIV)
That song compels all of us to sing along. Although it will be sung in the future, that song has already begun. We raise our voices and lives now to keep the anthem ringing. If you missed the first of the two-part series, The Gospel and Race, yesterday, then make time to watch or listen now and plan to be part of the service this weekend (click here to let us know you’re coming). We have an opportunity to join our voice with those from every nation, tribe, people, and language in a song that will never end, as we continue building and reaching a community.
I’m grateful to be part of this community with you,
Teaching & Executive Pastor of Ministries