April 6, 2016

Read Jeremiah 10:6-7, Romans 12:1-2

The wisteria is in bloom. This is perhaps the only time of year that I long for a reason to drive the I-240 loop. The grape-like clusters hanging heavy along the roadside bring beauty that somehow elevates my soul right out of the doldrums of winter.  The gray is relenting.  At first, dotted by white clumps of popcorn blossoms, then by the brilliant splashes of violet from red buds, now the wisteria is dripping its purple, and soon, the horizontal layers of dogwood blossoms will have filled in, right before the green bursts into the foreground concealing the gray completely. Spring is here! I find this process quite wondrous. Of the thousands of cars whooshing by this roadside spectacular, surely mine is not the only one distracted. But even if no one noticed, this would still occur.  If a tree blooms in the woods, and no one is there to see it, it would still be beautiful. It is what they do.

Why do we do the things we do? Why do we worship? Jesus’ response to those who demanded He rebuke His worshippers upon His entry into Jerusalem was that, “if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” All of nature sings His praises. All of creation is designed for worship. Man is the only one who has temporarily been given a choice of who or what he worships. Our bodies, which is our entire being, everything we do, is our worship. If a person worships but does not admit they worship, is it still worship? We worship because it is what we do. The question we must answer is: Do we worship the One who is worthy?

“There is none like You, O Lord; You are great, and great is Your name in might. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.” (Jeremiah 10:6-7)

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. http://bit.ly/GBCPMThisMonth It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.