I read a testimony a short time ago by a man who had gone thru the motions of Christianity for years but was “on empty”—no joy or satisfaction—and was very discouraged and depressed knowing “something was missing.”
He entered a church where the congregational praise and worship was so alive and moving that he was immediately drawn into their singing and worship and by participation became fully alive and filled by the One who paid it all. This often happens as we join together with each other and are encouraged by our mutual faith… the “body of Christ” relating as it was meant to (Heb.10:23-25).
Ravi Zacharias states, “If worship is practiced with integrity in the community of God’s people, worship may be the most powerful evangel for this postmodern culture of ours.”
As we enter the Advent season in which we celebrate God’s matchless gift of his Son, the Lord Jesus, let us gather together and worship together with great anticipation in our hearts of being filled by him as we worship and marvel together on God’s great gift to us.
Don Wolf, elder