Advent is a season for contemplation, reverence and awe as we consider all that God has done for us in Christ.
The Christ-child brings hope and light in our darkness.
We recognise the importance of His coming to earth.
We offer our gratitude, worship and praise to our Lord and Saviour.
I have been thinking about the meaning of worship recently and the poem below is an attempt to hone in on the essence of it for me.
As we seek to realise and express the wonder, you are very welcome to join in the conversation and add your own thoughts here.
“It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men” ~ C.S. Lewis
Bending of mind, will, heart and knee in supplication
to God in recognition of all we have and all we can be
Raising of voices, lifting of hands, heart and head to His call,
lowering of our own goals unless they’re in tune
with the will of the One who is sovereign over all
Making time to spend in His word, by His side,
learning to sit still, to listen, rest and abide
Seeking God’s face, not His hands, His Presence, not His presents,
His heart, will and voice, as we give thanks and rejoice
Wonder and awe at all He is, has done, created and made,
how much He loves, gives, restores and saves
Being aware of Who we approach in prayer, words and song
as we give due reverence to the Holy One
Going wherever He leads and calls with prompt obedience and speed,
relying on His supply, provision and help for our every need
Knowing He is Father, Comforter, Helper, and our greatest Friend,
spending these days on earth with Him unto eternity without end
“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God” ~ William Temple
I’m exploring more of what worship means to me, and how my perceptions have changed over the years, on my writer friend, Josh Collin’s site where I’m delighted to be guest posting this week.
You can click here to read the full post.