May 2016 Polk Update

Life, Death, and Resurrection:Short Video Update from the Polks

This video was assembled by our friend Brian Denker to give a glimpse into the Easter morning worship of Suki Fellowship. God has blessed us with a number of new believers and gave us a special time of worship together, even though our fellowship is still grieving the sudden death of our youngest church member-- 6 month old Netsanet-- from uncertain causes. I have cried and wrestled with God in prayer over Netsanet's death, and still have no clearer answers than I did before. But the psalms have been a comfort as they simultaneously speak of struggle and gospel hope; the dark moments when it feels like death and sin have the upper hand, and the unrelenting faith that says "I will put my hope in God." It reminds me that it is precisely in the reality of death that resurrection hope is most critical. Though a tiny earthen grave now holds the body of Netsanet, the grave of Jesus Christ is empty. The gospel is clear: Death never gets the final word.

"Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him," lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:3-6