Worship is being together, singing together, listening together, praying together.
When we are together we reconstitute the body of Christ.
As we reconstitute the body of Christ we are living witnesses to the resurrection! We are Christ’s living presence in the world!
Worship is immersing ourselves in the biblical story of hope. It is a story of creation emerging from chaos, of liberation from slavery, of reunification after being scattered in exile. It is a story of light being seen in darkness, of a branch of hope emerging from a stump, of praying “thy will be done on earth,” and where an empty tomb bears witness to a faith that God’s Easter of new life is stronger than the world’s Friday strategy of death. Worship is being fed the bread of life and drinking the wine of the spirit.
Worship is where deaf ears are unstopped, where blind eyes see, and where those who have become comfortable in apathetic immobility rise and walk for justice, march for peace, and run with the good news of peace!
It is allowing ourselves to be filled with the Spirit so that we offerourselves to God’s vision of wholeness and healing, reconciliation and peace!
Worship is about us quieting the din of bad news and allowing ourselves to hear good news of God’s presence in us and among us!