Church Is Going Through
It is always my prayer that God will give me songs that will
be a help to everyone who hears them. Sometimes the Spirit will
move me quickly through a song, and sometimes it’s a very
This song was turning out to be one of the slow ones. In fact,
I had rather given up trying to do anything more with it, but
I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Just everyday living
kept reminding me of it. Terrible things were happening to people,
things that were very discouraging. The simple at of watching
the news on TV is a real downer. And yet, I had just gone through
a crushing experience myself, and by the grace of God, I had
been led to a greater confidence that “God’s Church
Is Going Through.” I wanted desperately to share that confidence
with others. I really wanted to write that song.
The phone was ringing off the wall, and I yelled, “I’ll
get it.” It was a close friend of mine on the other end.
He was calling to find out how I was getting along after my recent
surgery. We talked about all the things people talk about in
a conversation like that, then he asked me a question that was
to change my life in more ways than I could ever dream possible.
He asked me if I would like to come and spend a few days at his
place, relax, and share some ideas with him on some new projects
he was working on. I talked it over with Dona. She thought I
should go. So, though we really couldn’t afford it, I made
It turned out that he wanted me to go to work for his company.
We shared ideas and dreams, and we made plans. It was all very
exciting. Then one morning, he invited me to sit in on a project
he was working on with a group of co-workers. Wanting no to be
in the way, I sat off to one side and observed quietly. It was
all extremely interesting for me to see how he managed to keep
things going so smoothly with that size of a group. There was
a lot of input, a lot of sharing of ideas. Then it happened!
Suddenly, two people had opposing views, and it was apparent
that neither was going to give an inch. Tempers flared, words
were exchanged, and the atmosphere became very tense. My friend
quietly suggested a break for ten minutes or so. Everyone left
the room. In about fifteen minutes, they all returned to their
places. My friend walked in with a big smile on his face and
asked them all to sit on the floor in a big circle. After they
were comfortable, he said, “This is such a good object
lesson, I can’t let it go by. There is no law that says
we all have to agree on everything, but there is a law of life
that has been proven over and over again. If we don’t pull
together as a team, we will lose the battle.”
Nobody there could see the tears in my eyes as I witnessed the
very thing I had been looking for to finish my song.
They were just a handful of sinners, but Jesus was in control.
They were all just beginners, but they’d given Him their
heart and their soul.
The leaders of the day said it could never go through,
And to prove it they hung Him on a tree.
But just like He said, He rose again, and for the church that
was her first victory.
And I know we’re gonna make
We’re gonna see Jesus break through the blue.
Doors will open, trumpets will blast! We’re gonna be home
For God’s church is going through! God’s church is
Though today in times of peace uncertain. I know that Jesus is
still in control.
And with hope we’ll do the final curtain, if we’ve
given Him our heart and our soul.
There are those who say it will never go through.
And to prove it they claim God has died.
But just like He said, He’s coming again. And He will take
home His chosen bride.
© 1975 Chuck Fulmore