Marcus Young drops Coming Through

This song is about being grateful for the good people or friends that you have. It is easier to face hardships and trials in life with people who are like-minded and caring. 

Marcus Young believes that we are stronger when we walk together. This is very true. It is the reason we have something we called church. The church is not a building, or the chairs and furniture and space, Church is the people, the assembly of God. 

A wise man once told me that Christians are like Zebras, when we run together our stripes confuses the enemy, but when we are alone or isolated we are hunted easily. 

In the artwork for the album, you will see an illustration of the red sea parting. This resembles us ‘coming through’ hardships, difficulties together with the help of the LORD by our side. We need only place our trust in God and choose our friends wisely. Remember that bad company corrupts good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33). 

This brings me to what the Bible teaches us to be good friends:

The artist mentions one verse and that verse is Proverbs 27:17 which says: 

As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens the countenance of his friend – Proverbs 27:17

This means that we sharpen each other in terms of growth in the knowledge, application and love of the word of God together, by correcting each other, by pointing each other in the right direction and by truly caring to tell the other person when they are in the wrong. But doing this all as loving friends. We do not allow our friends to stumble, we want them to grow strong in character.

There are many verses worth mentioning but here is another one that I believe truly shapes a friendship:

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ. –Galatians 6:2 

To love one another is to truly see each other’s struggles and not just see it but also do something to help. If you have a friend who is truly struggling with sin, with finances, with food etc. It is your duty not only as a friend but as a follower of Jesus to help that person. We are called to be known by our love for each other first and foremost (John 15:12). 

To truly understand “Coming through” is to truly go through things with your friends, your fellow Christians. Most of the time, to truly love another person means denying yourself and picking up your cross (Luke 9:23; John 15:13). Jesus did the same for us and we are to show the same love, forgiveness and compassion towards those who are desperate, vulnerable, outcasts and sinners.  

What do you think?

Written by Melanie Williams

A Theology Major who is passionate about Jesus and writing.

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