Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus 2560 1922 Hope City Church

As a real introvert, I enjoy being by myself and so at the beginning of lockdown I wasn’t too worried about spending most of my time alone. But over the last few months I have really missed spending time with other people and have been so looking forward to doing different things when the guidelines began to change.

I have longed to be able to meet up with other people and gather together again, especially at church. And every time we have been able to do a little bit more, I have been filled with a sense of excitement and relief that we will soon be able to meet and gather as a church, to worship together and be a community again.

However the more time has gone on and the longer it has been since we last did meet all together, I have found myself getting anxious and apprehensive about what new (or old) situations may be like again and fears have started to creep in.

It can be so easy to get worried when there is a lot of unknown ahead of us and we don’t know what will happen or when things will change again.

We recently started meeting again as a creative team to prepare for producing our local services in September and before the first night I found myself feeling these things and worrying what it was going to be like. But on the night it was such a relief to be together and all of my fears went away whilst we were there. I just knew that God was there in that moment and we were in the right place at the right time, which brought me such peace.

Throughout my quiet times at the moment I have been reminded of different songs that have stuck with me through the day and one of those songs was ‘Come to Jesus’ by Planetshakers, and the lyrics are:

Come to Jesus
He is everything you need
Just turn to Jesus
He is everything you seek
Just come to Jesus
He is everything you need
More than the air you breathe today.

And that is what I have been singing over myself that Jesus is everything that I need in this season and he is in control.

Psalm 16:8 reminds us,

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Written by Beth Robinson (Hope City Newcastle) as part of the SHE IS Collective Blog Series