The doors of our church open today.
For three long, blustery months, we’ve been “doing church” at home, watching the online service, and connecting by text messages; all from within the confines of our heated homes, due to public health restrictions.
Winter months in the north are challenging, we get less fresh air, less vitamin D and with the pandemic, limited opportunities to go out. But with these small, easing increments in the public health guidelines, we too ease into gathering again.
Stepping through the doors today we will unite together, safely and eagerly, with a small handful of others, to worship.
Our hearts begin to flutter in anticipation.
Maybe it’s the social anxiety, but also pure excitement to unify our voices in praise and prayer, to joyfully meet and greet, and to set our hearts in corporate submission to the teaching of his Word.
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
And a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
The heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
And his hands formed the dry land” (Ps 95:1-5).
The words 'let us' strike deeply as we now get to physically represent who we are called to be, God's people, united, standing together, for the purpose of honouring and praising him.
Wherever you are worshiping today, I pray that your fellowship is edifying, your praise is resounding, and your heart is yielded to the teaching of the Word.