In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Thompson family took to Facebook live to stream worship from their home. Steve, Velveta & Esther connected with their Facebook friends in order to worship, pray and simply share encourage the viewers. With many having to self-isolate or simply navigating through the horrendous news reel and world perspective, the Thompsons responded by encouraging the listeners not to fear, but to remember that ‘… the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof …’.
After the live broadcast, the multiple phone calls, text and facebook comments reeled in relaying how encourage the viewers were with the timing of the online worship. ‘Mankind is in need of hope … Col 3:ff Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’