Perhaps one reason this version is fast becoming a favorite among adult women is that director Greta Gerwig’s perspective reflects our own angst and distress over whether we make a difference in this world—or at least in the little spheres we inhabit. Gerwig knew exactly who her audience would be.
Rehearsing for heaven happens when we obey God’s commands and it manifests like fellowship, exhortation, edification, comfort, mercy care, discipline, encouragement, and accountability. Surely the world will know who the choir members are—not by robes or vestments or matching outfits, but by our love for one another.
The wall between the people of God and the nations who represented lawlessness, immorality and absence of God was being dismantled, and it wasn’t brick by brick, it was section by section. In the New Covenant, the descendants of Abraham include Gentile believers, and with sweet humility, Peter hints that he isn’t even half the man that they are.