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Worship the Lord in spirit and truth. Who am I to judge what that looks like on the outside. I grew up with an opening song, prayer, 3 more songs (verses 1, 2 and 4), sermon, invitation song, communion, announcements, closing song, prayer. Sounds mundane but I can guarantee you I learned a lot about worship as a young girl watching my mother during those services. I choose a more spontaneous form now, but that doesn’t make it better; just different.
I regularly find myself in conversations about worship. Being a musician I enjoy all forms of worship music. And since God created music I’m sure He does, too. My prayer is that we stop trying to judge other people’s worship by how it is demonstrated outwardly; in style or posture. It’s just not our place.
View from our balcony at sunset
We spent our second Sunday in the Cinque Terre. As we sat on our back porch, this time singing more “contemporary” worship songs, the housekeeper made a trek right through our communion time to get the vacuum from the closet off of our room. We didn’t skip a beat but laughed through the next verse or two. I hope she was blessed.
We had a stopover in Lodon
coming and going
So whether you’re on your knees in a solemn silence at The Vatican mass or singing “Jesus Love is a Bubblin’ Over” laughing around a campfire, I hope your thirst will be quenched, your soul satisfied and that God is honored.
Enjoy the pictures of these houses of worship.
Question: What does “worship in spirit and truth” mean to you?