As promised this is the first of three blog posts that will address the three points of Sunday’s sermon.
The first question that I asked was , “Are you a Sunday morning worshipper or a Sunday morning worship spectator?”
While this question is worth answering for Sunday mornings alone we can also ask the question about the rest of the week. Do we worship the Lord throughout the week or are we standing by, watching the Lord being worshipped.?
You may be thinking, “but we only have one weekly worship service, when else can I worship?
The answer is that God is worshipped all day, every day by what He has created.
(Psalm 19:1-6 ESV) To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Jesus also reminds us that if we are silent, the stones themselves will cry out in worship (Luke 19:40). We need only to accept the invitation of all of God’s creation to participate in the ongoing worship of the Lord.
Every day is a chance for us to come before God and to offer ourselves in worship. Perhaps we have grown so accustomed to worshipping God in a certain place that we forget that the whole earth is filled with His glory (Isaiah 6:3).
It is interesting the way that different cultures have responded to God’s invitation to worship Him all day, every day.
The ancient Celts would incorporate prayer and song into everyday tasks, some of the Celtic hymns in our hymnals were meant to be sung during daily chores and were likely sung more on any given Wednesday than they were on any given Sunday.
In the unfortunate era of our own countries history of slavery we see the spiritual music sung by slaves as they went about their daily routines.
In both examples, we see examples of God’s children accepting the invitation to join God’s creation worship. Every day we will have the choice to worship the Lord along with His creation or sit back and watch while the heavens declare the glory of God.