Adoration- is it part of your worship?

Devotional Discussion of the day:

In a few days, the strains of familiar music will fill your ears, if it hasn’t already.  The sounds of Christmas (even though it is not advent.)

But as I plan out our special services, one chorus keeps resounding in my mind, echoing louder and louder, as it does as we sing it on Christmas Eve.

Venite Adoreum – Come! Adore Him!  ( Or as we sing it, O Come let us Adore Him)

It brings a question to mind, how much of our music – whether traditional choir cantatas, or contemporary pieces spend time in adoration, in awe, in realizing that this isn’t just another holiday to be happy, but this in God. present, real, here.  God coming in weakness yet fully in glory, God whom the angels in heaven cannot but praise, God whose reflection carried by angels causes incredible fear, (why else are their first words – Be not Afraid?)

Do we adore – with every fiber of our being – God in our midst?  God incarnate?  Do we pause to consider the enormity of this event, the blessedness?  The beyond all imagination glory of a humble stable, a young lass, and her  fiance, lookng down and knowing beyond all doubt..that this was God?

Maybe we don’t want to.. because if we do… we have to realize how much we need Him, desperately need Him.

Not just then…. not just on the cross…. but now.

Come my friends, let us adore Him!

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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