WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
Key Bible Verse: O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. (Psalm 8:1)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 8
When we recognize who God is and what he has done for us, it is only natural to respond in praise and adoration. This is the God who created the heavens and the earth, who flung stars into space, and yet who loves us, cares for us, and has redeemed us with the death of Jesus on the cross. He is the one who calls us into his service.
Worship enables us to give something back to God. Not something he needs, not something that could ever do justice to his majesty and glory, but something that he accepts, as a loving father might accept the colourful scribbling of a child.
The purpose of worship is to marvel at the amazing nature of God and his goodness. Many of us find his presence through a sense of the wonder at the natural world, whether standing at the top of a mountain, experiencing the power of a thunderstorm, or simply admiring the colour of lavender or the fragility of a butterfly’s wings. But in our busy, stressed lives, there is simply not enough time to marvel, to be astonished by and enjoy the presence of God, to be in his presence for no other reason than that we long to be there waiting on him.
– Ken Costa in Know Your Why
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