I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “Look! Don’t do that! I am a fellow-servant with you, and with your brothers and sisters who hold on to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!”
To worship is to bow down, celebrate, acknowledge the rightful place of someone.
Everyday we need to acknowledge the rightful place of water, as our body is about 70% water, and we need to ingest it very regularly to keep alive and function well.
Everyday we need to acknowledge the rightful place of God, as 100% responsible for our existence, and we need to ingest God very regularly to keep spiritually alive and functioning properly.
Today we celebrate Jesus, bowing down before Him, as is appropriate because of His rightful place in the universe and in our hearts—as Master.
Jesus is WOW, which conveniently stands for Worthy Of Worship.
Jesus is WHOA—Worthy of Having Our Attention, or our ALL.
No one else is WOW.
The love of God for us manifesting in becoming one of us, is beyond words.
“I am going to enjoin myself to you, so that we may be one, together in the most intimate way, and forever. Because I love you”
We worship only One, Yahweh, simply because of who He is and what He has done. It’s incredible and incomprehensible if you sit with it for any length of time.
A couple of Psalms have been singing themselves to me this week:
O, come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would listen to his voice! ~Psalm 95:6-7
Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. ~Psalm 100:3
I’d love to leave you with what our Ripple Reader, Kenzie, shared with me this morning from the Christmas Eve service she attended at Gobin Methodist Church in Greencastle last night:
We spend so much of Christmas doing FOR ,
Trying to buy the right gift FOR
Trying to accommodate FOR
making plans FOR
We donate our Money FOR charity
But instead we need to be WITH
Being WITH others having that connection, those conversations that we never get to because we are so busy running around doing FOR
Just being WITH people. Spend time with Jesus. Spend time with loved ones, share ourselves with the less fortunate.
Jesus is God With us. He calls us to do the same. Being With….