Have you ever asked why we worship?
Psalm 96:4 (NRSV) says "For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods."
- Worship is the act of showing reverence or adoration to our God. We can worship in a variety of ways, from observing quiet time in the morning to singing praises in the evening.
- Worship can be the expression of personal thoughts in a direct conversation with God. It can also be the prayers and praises of a community gathered in church.
- Worship is also the personal relationship that children of God have with their heavenly Father. It can be a time to pause for prayer, to dig into the word of God, or to learn more about God's knowledge of and love for each and every individual under the sun.
- Above all, worship is reaching out to believers and non-believers alike in Jesus' name and spreading the word of God to all we meet.
"Worship is an it-is-well-with-my-soul experience." Robert Webber
Ask your teen...
How does worship help you to trust that, in God's hands, all will be well?
When and where will you worship God this week?
What has God blessed you with? Great conversation with a friend, the gift of playing the trumpet, the crisp October air?
God, be present in the communities in which we worship, and fill us with the love of Jesus Christ. Amen.