The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying, “Amen! Hallelujah!” Revelation 19:4 WEB
Communion day rolled around and the congregation was larger than usual. Family members came from all over to see the young ones make their vow to God. The priest took to the stage but this day was different. The people in the pews and standing on the sides and at the back of the church did not fall completely silent. They were still murmuring or talking amongst themselves. There was no reverent mood, no respect for the presence of the priest or of God. In their excitement for the celebration the people had forgotten that the church was a house of worship. It seemed that nobody knew that they were to come before the presence of the Almighty. Have we ever come before the Lord in our hearts?
It is not a rule. It is not a sign of respect that we must show to a priest or any other human. The soul of those who would honestly come before the Maker of the Stars will sense the awe and suspense of that moment. If ever a mortal man finds him or herself in the presence of the Divine, a holy fear and reverence will overcome them. It is often accompanied with great welling joy that follows and fills the ones who have broken through the haze and found the sweet bliss of bowing before the King of Kings. But falling down to worship is almost a completely lost art today. If we would like to come to know the Lord, then we should seek to have an encounter with Him. Humble and sincere worship is where it will all start. Where it ends no one can begin to tell!
Teach us the lost art of worshiping You! Let us come before Your presence. Let it humble us and thrill us now, we pray!