As we gather together in worship we get a glimpse of the community of faith in unity. We come together in Word, in prayer, in song, in spirit, and in praise. We come together on a regular basis to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and to find forgiveness as a people of faith. In worship we are rooted together.
We are all equal before God and nowhere is that more evident than in worship. In those seats in the sacred space young and old, rich and poor come together. We unite as one regardless of social, economic, or ethnic background. All come together to offer our praise and thanksgiving to God. In world we are blended together.
It is in worship that we experience God’s power, authority, grace, love, forgiveness, and presence. Out time in worship is a time when we are made new and refreshed to return to our lives in the world. It is also a tie when we are equipped and empowered to go forth into the world to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.
During worship we come to see through Word, prayer, sacrament, and song that our God is indeed great. We come to see that He can and will do immeasurably more than we can ask for or imagine. We come to feel His power within us and we are filled with His desire to share His glory with people through all the generations. His is a presence experienced in community – community with each other and with God. May all find Him in community with others this day.
Scripture reference: Ephesians 3: 20-21