Article Library of Christian Thoughts August 19, 2017
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The Wisdom of the Firsts...It is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another. E.M. Bounds
We rate everything. At McDonald's, a poster on the wall notes that a nine-piece order of McNuggets has 29 grams of fat. Every Snickers wrapper has a nutritional information box that tells us that there are 280 calories in a 2.07-ounce bar. Movies get a certain number of up or down thumbs. U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges, and Money magazine finds "The Best Places To Live." New appliances all come with labels that tell you how much electricity they use, and cars have long been compared on fuel economy and acceleration. Now, why not hymns and choruses?
If a Martian visited earth and observed earthlings at public worship in contemporary or nontraditional settings, what would he/she/it report back to the home planet?
In this article, Lady Maddaline characterizes a worship experience that so beautifully exposes the feelings of bliss and euphoria encountered while worshipping God.
We should all know the answer, but we don't. We should all find the answer because it has profound implications for our lives and our churches. The question is, "What is worship?"