In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, videos of three women and their respective family members singing hit gospel songs have gone viral on Facebook.
In the past seven weeks, videos of Natalie Emmons, Nicole Smith and Kara Smith from Salem Baptist Church in Lake, Mississippi, have acquired over a million views on their church’s Facebook page.
“God takes little, bitty, tiny things that we look at, and he has such a greater purpose,” she told the outlet.
“Because he can take those tiny, little, bitty efforts, and just like loaves and fish, he can break, and he can bless, and he can multiply. And he will feed the thousands. And it may simply not be loaves and fishes, but it may be with spiritual encouragement, spiritual food,” Nicole added.
The videos, which were originally meant to encourage fellow church members amid the pandemic, would eventually gain national and international attention.
“We have received so many comments, so many messages globally,” Natalie shared with Faithwire.
“To get those messages from those people and you see videos where they’re gathered around watching your videos, and they’re worshipping, watching you worship, it changes who you are. It brings it to life,” she continued.
“It’s so much bigger than us.”
Kara added that the videos have helped her stay focused on what matters most during these uncertain times.
“You’ve gotta keep your focus on what matters, because it’s so easy to get bombarded and so overwhelmed by the news and what’s going one. It’s OK to cut it off,” she told the outlet.
“You just have to take it one day at a time,” she added.
Nicole also issued a reminder to Christians who are feeling anxious amid the pandemic.
She said, “[God] will have the final say so, whether it be on COVID-19, whether it be on government, whether it be on politics.”
“[God] is just as much in control over the things that are going on now as he was before the pandemic and as he will be after this thing hopefully dies down. He is Jehovah, and he knows.”
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Video courtesy: Salem Baptist Church
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