Sunday, December 30, 2007

True worship

I attended a funeral last week of a lady who had not been able to communicate during her life as I do because of an intellectual disability. But the disability was far from the focus of attention at the funeral where her sheer joy of life was cause for celebration. A number of people spoke about the way she loved to attend her local Salvation Army church on Sunday and participate enthusiastically in worship and reference was made more than once to her now being in heaven, not in the angel choir, but leading the angel choir. It made me think that worship is not about excellence in presentation, well crafted leadership and musical skills, or deep and meaningful moments of reflection. Worship for this young lady was uninhibited joy in the presence of her Lord. The apostle Paul said: But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. I think that would be a good guide for worship.

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