Yesterday evening, after what seemed to be a long day, came to an end in worship. True worship in a sense is what we should be doing every moment of our day. Tonight it started with song, then the reading of scripture, and ended in prayer.
The songs were simple, no fancy instruments, just voices and clapping of hands. The voices were lifted in harmony, eyes closed lifting praise to a holy, righteous, true and living God. I did not understand the words but their faces reflected a love for our Father in heaven. Looking at them drove me to examine my own worship when I am singing. Am I doing it just out of ritual? Do I truly know the words if the PowerPoint goes down…?
The scripture that Babu read was Ephesians 4. To summarize the chapter: Unity in Christ. Paul starts with describing himself as a prisoner of The Lord. His confinement and suffering produces, through the Holy Spirit, his ability to speak to us today through the Word. We are to walk in a manner worthy of our calling, with humility, gentleness, patience, and bearing with one another in love. If we do this we have unity in one body, one spirit in Christ. The word “walk” is key. It is action, an intention propelled by the Holy Spirit. We have one Lord, one faith, one baptism, renewed by Christ.
At the end prayer was lifted up. As we approach the Holy God of the universe, we are to pray to Him, being thankful for all that he has done and will continue to do. We serve a good good God, who provides to us everything in overflowing abundance. It is always a good way to end the day. It was a blessing to worship with our brothers and sisters and experiencing a glimpse of what we will see in heaven on a much grander scale!