What a wonderful thing our memory is!
We remember facts. We remember stats and trivia. We remember activities and events. We remember sights and smells. We even remember sounds.
I vividly remember the chant of the psalter, echoing off the marble in the church of my childhood. I remember the sound, more than the actual words. (Maybe because they were in Greek?) It’s a liturgy dating back to the 4th century. It was a call to worship.
The call is constant and never fades.
When we rightly remember who God infinitely is, hearts soften and bow—surrendered in reverent worship.
Let the remembrance of the holiness of God mark the opening of our season together.
Today, select an attribute of God to contemplate . . . and so be moved to worship. Join with all of Creation—in heaven and earth—in worship of our Creator.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
Our lenten days of Easter have begun;
The Light and Life of the world has come!
Pleas for salvation now turn to praise,
As worship songs of love are raised.
Look to the Son—His life and death;
Remember His call to faithfulness.
Remember His words of our cross to bear,
And give to Him each earthly care.
Bow in worship and gratefully adore;
Join the celebration of our Risen Lord!
Great God Almighty, how we long to know You more. Make my life an offering of worship—for all honor and praise is Yours alone, both now and forevermore.