Expectation in Worship
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Worshiping God enables humans to commune with another world. Think about it. We gather in expectancy of hearing our Creator speak to us, having been invited by our heavenly Father. Usually there is no audible voice, yet we are asked to listen for his still, small voice. Our tendency in worship is to fill the time with talking, our talk. Our Father listens to our voices, but also desires for us to listen to his voice. I am reminded of this great quote:
On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. – Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk, p.58
Are you ready for worship this Sunday?