More thoughts on worship

Chronicles 6:11-13
And it came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place, and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets— indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

Are you one of those people who just see a drum set on a church stage and thinks the music’s to loud? You know who you are. Sometimes you write complaint notes on the back of a tithe envelope and drop them in the offering plate. That’ll teach them. One of these days you might even sign your name if the sound guy doesn’t get a clue. Let me ask you - what would you do if one Sunday morning, along with the guitars and drums (see cymbals), a hundred and twenty trumpets took the stage? Talk about a serious horn section!

The event we read about in the passage above was no “get it over with so we can hear the sermon and go to lunch” kind of worship service. This was the real deal. What would it be like if we could get over our pride and self absorption, our fear and our shyness, and worship the way that we’re called to? What if we gathered together in fellowship, singers and musicians as one, and proclaimed, in one accord, that we serve a loving God? He is good! His mercy endures forever!
One day we’ll stand in His presence and all creation will thunder with rejoicing and adoration of the King of Kings. What a day that’ll be.

You know what? Why wait? Lets start now.

Peace in Jesus everyone,

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