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Topic: Worship (corporate) (10/04/07)
TITLE: A Sunday, A Savior...and a Celebration!
By George Hurst
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We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfill all thy petitions.
It all seems like the usual Sunday. They have dressed their very best; and have made all the finest preparations for the time of church. But, lil Jill who is all of 2 years, and a few weeks; ask her mother....mommy what is it we do? WOW! The questions and thoughts of even a 2 year old; can cause use grown-up 2 year olds times many, to really think....WHAT IS IT THAT WE DO?
Well, as they all scatter to get into the family vehicle for the ride to church; Mac who is lil Jill's daddy loves to get the family into the spirit of worship, by singing some of the classics...so that lil Jill can kind of sing along. Renditions of ...THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, JESUS LOVES ME, THE B-I-B-L-E, and one of Mac's favorites from his childhood....THE OLD-RUGGED CROSS. Well, the trip was only about 6 miles in length; and probably all of 15 minutes at most; but some days it seemed like the 40 years that the children of Israel marched aound in a desert. Then, just like those new freed children of Israel, who would ask WHAT IS IT THAT WE DO? Lil Jill, remembered her question; which had really yet been answered for her little 2 year old understanding.
Well, now it is time and Nancy who is Jill's loving, caring and nurturing mom; and is Mac's Proverbs 31 Woman; to answer her daughter's question...with the Word of God!!! Nancy says, "Jill we are going to celebrate the life, of our friend Jesus; and we are going to have like a very serious party to thank Jesus for what He has done for each of us and our families. We will along with everyone else; sing songs to Him; and we will clap our hands in thanks for Him; and of course we will be still and quite, so that we can hear Him speak to us...with His LOVE, GRACE and MERCY that He has for each of us." Well, by the time that Nancy had finished; Mac says, "We are here, and look at all the people." Little Jill, with a very soft and tender tear rolling down her face says, "Mommy, does Jesus know that I LOVE HIM?" Nancy replies with, "Why don't you tell him in a very special way today, when you worship Him during the celebration." But what do I say, mommy; Jill answered. Just tell Jesus, that you LOVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART!!! Is that all mommy, asked Jill? Absolutely!
So, Nancy had answered her daughters question; as well as so many of ours...WHAT IS IT THAT WE DO? We just simply come together; to tell JESUS, we LOVE HIM with all of our Hearts!!! And this is corporate worship; when even the smallest family of 3; on a 15 minute ride of 6 miles...can SING, SHARE and SERVE their Saviour and Lord through the LOVE that they possess for Him and each other.
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