Welcome Message from Bishop & First Lady Jones
“Our Unsurpassed God For Unprecedented Times!”
“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20 KJV
If there’s one word that I’ve heard the most to describe our times, it would be the label, “Unprecedented.” This global pandemic known as the coronavirus or ‘COVID 19’ has upended nearly every area of our lives. First, it’s unprecedented because mankind is clueless about its cause. Whether its origin is a lab in China, or the throne room of Heaven. Second, it’s unprecedented because we are perplexed about its cure. It’s sobering to know that although the experts are working at ‘warp-speed,’ a vaccine seems far away. Third, and what ultimately makes these times unprecedented is the chaos. Life has been disrupted on multiple fronts.
But despite all this, we serve a God who is “Unsurpassed.” The late Bishop S. M. Lockridge, in “That’s My King!” declares: “He heals the sick. He cleanses the lepers. He forgives sinners. He discharges debtors. He delivers the captives. He defends the feeble. He blesses the young. He regards the aged. He rewards the diligent. He beautifies the meek. Do you know Him? That’s My King!
When sharing these thoughts during a Tennessee District Prayer Call, the wife of one of the pastors responded that our unsurpassed God then deserves Unprecedented praise! Possibly, that’s why the Apostle Paul, after setting forth that God specializes in doing the “unimaginable,” trumpeted “To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” Overall, our praise and worship are the only things we can give God that He doesn’t already own!
So, yes, we live in “Unprecedented” times, due to unprecedented problems – including the result of racial inequality and systemic discrimination. But be encouraged, we serve an “Unsurpassed” God! So let’s be sure to give Him “Unprecedented” praise!
Yours for Unprecedented Praise!
Bishop Lindsay E. Jones
First Lady Santa C. Jones