This is a song of a person who decides to worship God. Worship is common to all Christians, but have you ever thought that even for those of us most faithful in our worship, it takes up just a small percentage of our lives, an hour or so a week at most. And we always need to keep in mind the question, does it make any difference the rest of the week?
As a newly retired pastor, I have been faced with the task (albeit an enjoyable one) of finding a church in which to worship. As I write this, I have only been to two churches: Episcopal and United Church of Christ. I felt a bit out of place at the Episcopal Church… it was an unusually low Sunday for them, but something didn’t quite do it for me. I may try a few others. The UCC church, however, feels very familiar and comfortable. I do want to try some others, especially some of our ABC churches in the area. I realize that God has one picked out for me … I just need to trust Him to lead me there.
So back to the question, does worship make any difference in the rest of the week? The final words of Psalm 122 say it does, and as Eugene Peterson says in his Conversations: The Message, “Worship should intensify our hunger for God. Our everyday needs are changed by our act of worship. Our basic needs for peace and security suddenly become worthy of the dignity we have as creatures made in the image of God.”
- Suellen Leugers
Bridge Community Church, Milford and their pastor Ron Bouthillette
Community Church of Milton and their pastor Betsy Webber
ABC/VNH Finance Committee