"How do you worship God?"
How do you worship God?
That may sound like a silly question but it’s more serious than you might think. Most of our minds go to Sunday mornings at church where we sing, pray, hear the scriptures read, and hear the sermon.
What if we get completely lost in the offertory music Kevin so capably provides for God’s pleasure and our enjoyment? What if we remember the story shared in Sunday School that touched our heart and warmed our soul? What if we expand on the idea of worship to include the quiet time of preparation to be in God’s presence not just on Sunday, but every morning?
What if we move away from the traditional thoughts of Sunday morning worship and into other scenarios like Salkehatchie Summer Service? I guarantee you last week those folks worshipped God all day long as they tore off and replaced broken roofs, floors and bathrooms. Then in the evenings the Spirit of God was with them as they gathered for devotions with Dan Atkinson and others.
This past Sunday Mr. Bill Giffin was awarded the UMW recognition for volunteer of the year. I’m pretty sure he feels he is worshipping God when he is out there pruning shrubs, moving mulch, and pulling weeds. He is keeping God’s house in good order. How about Jeanette McClure’s bubbly personality. I often call her, “Sunshine” just because she brings such a warm, spirit filled personality to us all. Isn’t she worshipping God with her “good will to all” attitude? And finally, how can I continue without mentioning Prudy Cook. She is here at the church almost every day to do whatever needs to be done.
It’s that sense of wanting to do good that drives each of these and many, many more that I don’t have time nor space to recognize today. To all who worship and serve the Lord your God so faithfully through Lee Road UMC, I offer my sincere thanks. Without each of you, we all would be missing so much.
See Ya Sunday, Doug