“O come, let us worship and bow down..” Ps 95:6
Can you remember the last time you found yourself alone singing – maybe it was in the car along with the radio, maybe in the shower, but your heart was full and you had to sing?
I remember a recent event in my daughter’s life. She received good news about a position she got at college. She called us screaming and crying on the phone, most likely jumping up and down. Kids get it.
Good news demands a response. Joy can’t be held back, it has to come out.
Jesus explained it in a similar manner at his triumphal entry:
“I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Stones will be crying out in the streets if we keep quiet – this is one of my all time favorite pictures of the uncontainable nature of God’s glory.
We can’t hold it in, the earth cries out…
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
My heart happens to be extra tender and extra full this week, worship comes easy right now. But, I’ll be honest, that’s not always the case. Sometimes on Sundays, particularly, I’m not feeling too ‘full’ or ‘worshipful’ (maybe I had a wee spat with my honey on the way to church).
I’m learning worship is a choice, like love. It doesn’t require certain feelings, so much as willing thanks. I think of my sweet husband, who for 28 years has said “thank you for the meal” after every dinner I serve. Trust me when I tell you that many of my meals don’t warrant much notice!
I think choosing to give thanks is a form of worship, it aligns us rightly with God, and His presence comes ‘in’.
This transforms us into what we were made to be – worshipers – holy ones praising the Holiest of holies.
Giving thanks and praise to God is always right and true. Join me in making a joyful noise this Easter.
He Has Risen – He Has Risen Indeed!