The truth is that God remains the same and my response needs to remain the same
In an interview with CBN, Jesus Culture’s Chris Quilala explains how he learned to worship through the most horrendous pain imaginable: losing a child.
“My wife and I we lost our son Jethro. He was stillborn in Dec. 2014 and even in the hospital room we were praying that God would breathe life into him, and we didn’t see that. But we had to make a choice. We were going to choose to believe that God is good. That God is a miracle working God. That God is a healer. You may have been told otherwise from whatever perspective you’re looking at.”
“The truth is that God remains the same and my response needs to remain the same. So, for me, writing songs was my way for me to remind myself that God is.”
“I wrote a song called ‘Miracles’ and it’s just about that miracle working power of God, that God is faithful, that He is with us, that He remains the same.”
Worshiping God in pain is a choice, Chris emphasizes. “It definitely is a choice. For us, during the loss of our son – I remember my pastor telling us, which in the moment spoke volumes – ‘You can trust God with the mystery.’ In the middle of pain, whatever circumstance anyone is going through, there are always questions and they may never get answered. And it does take a certain level of faith and trust on our part to say, ‘God I don’t understand but I trust you.'”
“But for me and my wife, in that situation, we said: ‘We need to make a choice to praise.'”