April 30, 2020
Worthy of Worship
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:2
I’ve done it before, but only out of necessity. I’m sure you have also. It is Sunday morning and because of sickness or reasons beyond your control you are stuck at home. You turn on the television and watch a worship service being broadcast over the air. Maybe you sing along with the worship songs or even look up the scripture in your Bible, but let’s face it, it is just difference.
Along comes Coronavirus. We are asked not to gather in large groups. We try to follow governmental guidelines and be good citizens. We get connected so that we can live stream our worship service over Facebook. We have anywhere from 75 to 100 people watching online every Sunday morning. We get a little feedback during the service. We do the best we can with glitches and sound problems. And we will all agree with one big Amen, it is not the same!
We long to be with each other. Community is what the church is about. We need the fellowship of each other and the love and caring touch. We need to come together and worship God together. We all agree.
Yet in the interim we must still worship God. We cannot avoid worship because for the Believer it is essential. We serve a God who deserves our praise. We need to listen to the verse that tells us to give to God the glory due His name. As we listen to music and preaching may we never forget who we worship? May we always remember that it is the splendor of the Lord that we worship?
As you are home (hopefully for not too much longer) worshipping do not forget that it is the same God in your home that is in the sanctuary. Give Him the glory due His name. Sing out in your home. Follow along in your Bible and take notes and go back later and be reminded of what was said. Don’t allow your worship to become any less because it is on a computer screen and not in a sanctuary.
The beauty of God’s holiness is found wherever God is. I pray that until we return to worship together that you will find the presence of God with you in your home on Sunday mornings.
Dear Jesus, thank you that we can worship through technology when we can’t come to the sanctuary. We ask that you visit us at our homes until we meet again together. Help us to ascribe all of ourselves to you during these times. May our worship bring about a sweet savor to your being! In Jesus name, Amen.