Posted by jerrywhite on May 27, 2012
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Psalm 95:6 ESV
“Yes, worship of the loving God is man’s whole reason for existence. That is why we are born and that is why we are born again from above. That is why we were created and that is why we have been recreated. That is why there was a genesis at the beginning, and that is why there is a re-genesis, called regeneration.
That is why there is a church. The Christian church exists to worship God first of all. Everything else must come second or third or fourth or fifth.
In Europe many generations ago, the dear old saint of God, Brother Lawrence, was on his deathbed. Rapidly losing his physical strength, he witnessed to those gathered around him: ‘I am not dying. I am just doing what I have been doing for the past 40 years, and doing what I expect to be doing for all eternity!’
‘What is that?’ he was asked. He replied quickly, ‘I am worshiping the God I love!’
Worshiping God—that was primary for Brother Lawrence. He was also dying, but that was secondary. He knew why he had been born into this world—and he knew why he had been born again.
Yes, and Brother Lawrence is still worshiping God. He died and they buried his body somewhere, but his was a living soul, created in the image of God. So, he is still worshiping with all the saints around the throne of God.
Sad, sad indeed, are the cries of so many today who have never discovered why they were born. It brings to mind the poet Milton’s description of the pathetic lostness and loneliness of our first parents. Driven from the garden, he says ‘they took hand in hand and through the valley made their solitary way.’
A W. Tozer
Whatever Happened to Worship, 56-57
Did you worship yesterday? Are you worshiping today? Will you worship tomorrow?