Polycarp’s Perspective

This weekend, as I travelled across the United States, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the situation that we find ourselves in with all of the ‘social distancing’ that is going on in our culture. I spoke with a great number of people and one thing was evident: Christians’ hope isn’t primarily based upon some kind of idea that God will step in and ‘heal’ our nation. Every one of the Christians that I spoke to this past week – waiters, gas station attendants, farmers, ranchers, pastors, the evangelistic owners of a U-haul store in Mississippi – everyone of them told me that their hope is based on the promise of God that He will take care of everything in His time according to His plan.

I think this is right in so many ways! Tonight’s video explores the perspective of the early church and how they were able to endure hardships because their faith was based on the reality of God and His promises. This is a message that we need to hear as we struggle in our own ways today!

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