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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2020

August

Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Many of us have been watching virtual worship services on computer and phone screens since the middle of March. At first, it may have felt novel and refreshing to participate in living room church; but nearly six months later, it's starting to feel ridiculous. Each of us are renewing our appreciation for the importance of congregational fellowship. We're identifying more and more with scriptures that underscore the importance of meeting together regularly.

On Wednesday night, half a dozen of my musical friends met together at our church to film some worship songs. We sang from the top of our lungs, we laughed about silly things until our eyes ran with tears! It was SO GOOD to be back together. It was SO GOOD to be within the walls of our house of worship.

In light of that experience, the first verse of this Psalm reverberates with meaning: I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’ It's true! Whether you attend a little country church, or a towering cathedral, when you find yourself amongst your fellow worshippers, lifting your voice in praise and standing in unity, there's a joy that passes all understanding. This is why we're put on the earth: to praise God and to love one another!

Oh Lord, we pray for a restoration of this world! Bring your gentle love to our streets! May we stand in solidarity and unity of purpose, to bring about peace on earth! May the world come to know you, to experience the joy of salvation! May they hunger and thirst for righteousness! May they begin to grasp how wide and long, deep and high is the love of Christ, which passes knowledge! Lord, may they be filled with all the fullness of God.

Amen