The sign outside the church states, “Worship Service – Sunday at 8 and 11:30 a.m.” That ought to stop traffic. Passersby should take out their phones, tablets or pens and jot the time down. When a church gathers to worship astonishing things take place.
The letter to the Hebrews opens our understanding of the privilege and glory of worship. The writer declared that we have come to “the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn” (12:22-23)
The writer did not say, “You shall come,” as though he were describing some future experience on the other side of death. We are part of a universal fellowship right now. When we worship, we gather with believers of all nations – with all who sings the same praises, read the same Bible, and bow before the same Lord. We also join with thousands upon thousands of angels who sing,” Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Rev. 5:12).
Whether we meet with a handful or with hundreds, let’s join with the great company of angels and our fellow believers around the world in lifting our hearts in praise.
When We Worship God, We’re Part of A Fellowship as Wide as the World and as High as Heaven
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