Worship is a big deal to God. He knew it would be a big deal for us.
Worship is about what's going on in our heart, soul and mind. We tend to forget there's a war going on for our eternal soul. We are easily distracted. Once we're distracted, we believe worship is more about us than it is about God. We follow rabbit trails down deep holes into the darkness. Rabbit trails about style, content and environment lead us into further confusion and doubt. And that's exactly what our enemy wants us to do-get lost in the darkness!
But God shines a light into our darkness to help us find our way to Him. The true light that gives light to every one has come into our dark world. His name is Jesus.
He doesn't need our worship but we need to worship Him. Jesus set us free from the truth that nothing we do could make us right before a holy God. Jesus did that for us. He makes us right and that's why we worship him. Our worship of him can be one of the most holy experiences on earth. Where two or more are gathered in his name, he is there with them. Corporate worship is a beautiful thing. Only God could invent it. Who would ever cast a vision of billions of people gathered together in one place forever in worship? It is only God's presence that makes this vision possible.
Worship is a big deal for us at Wheatland Salem Church. Jesus Christ made us right and secured our place with God for eternity. We worship Jesus for what he has done for us now and look forward to when our worship of him will last forever.
"All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." John 1:3-5 NRSV