I have the privilege of being a member of the best church I have ever attended. I have been in hundreds of churches over the years. I spoke in over one hundred churches in one year myself. Today (Sunday), the service was particularly wonderful. From the start of the service, until the end of the message, it was a time of worship.
Every week, our music director prays, and plans, to involve the congregation in a time of worship in song. Today, the Spirit of God was very present. One song that we sang is one of my favorites. It is named “Behold Our God”. The entire song, from message to music, evokes worship from within my soul. The words I have placed below.
Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come, let us adore Him
Behold our King—nothing can compare
Come, let us adore Him
Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One who knows all things?
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?
Who has felt the nails upon His hands?
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man
God eternal, humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign
Just from reading the words, did you get some sense of worship, as I did? This song brings two verses to my mind instantly. The first text is Isaiah 6:1-3 “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said “Holy, holy, holy is The Lord of host; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
The second text comes from the book of Revelations 19:6-8
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
8 it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure”—
Our God is holy. He is high and lifted up. And yet, He is so approachable. He draws His people to Himself. His people want to worship at His feet. His people want to continually heap praises upon Him. The reason is the Lamb (Christ) is to marry His Bride (all believers). The Bride has been made ready by the precious spilled blood of the Lamb on Calvary. That event, and the gift of eternal life because of it, constrains the true believer to offer sacrifices of praise to our Worthy King.
Let’s Praise the Lord!