Yesterday, Sunday 3rd May 2020 at 12pm, a video was released on YouTube as ‘The UK Blessing‘.
It has since then been viewed over 700K times and received multiple thousands of shares on social media across the UK, Europe and beyond. These impressive numbers are nothing to do with an achievement on behalf of the Church or for anyone to take credit for, but a humbling reminder of the reach of Jesus’ love and how He gives us all a part to play in extending it to a suffering world. As Integrity Music, we have been moved to the point of tears by the beauty of unity in the body of Christ and what that has the power to accomplish for a nation.
At this unique and challenging time in the world, over 65 UK churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, came together online to sing a blessing over the land fo the United Kingdom. Standing together as one, their desire is that this song will encourage all.
But the church is not simply singing a blessing, each day we’re looking to practically be a blessing. Just some of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated since Covid-19 lockdown began. This alongside phone calls to the isolated, pharmacy delivery drops and hot meals to the NHS frontline hospital staff.
Our buildings may be closed but the church is very much alive!
Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick