Highest Form of Love
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Can you think of anything we do now, that we will also do in heaven? Put another way, what is one thing that is done in heaven that is also done now on earth?
William Nicholls put it this way: “Worship is the supreme and only indispensable activity of the Christian Church. It alone will endure, like the love for God which it expresses, into heaven, when all other activities of the Church will have passed away.”
Worship is the highest form of love. God allows us to love no one or thing to the point of worshiping it, except for Himself. So we express our love for our God in worship. We worship, we sing (those are not necessarily synonymous), we join in words of acclamation and praise to God both on earth and in heaven.
It is important to understand that heavenly worship is not simply an extension of what we do on earth for eternity! We are not talking about endless repetition here. Though some of the elements are the same, the activity, the manner of expression, the substance, and quality of sound will be much different. Yes, everyone sings in tune!
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. I Cor. 2:9
In the meantime, each Sunday let’s keep warming up for eternity; it’s not that far away.