Worship – I will worship – Vicar’s weekly thought

Worship – I will worship

‘The wise men saw the child with his mother Mary and bowed down and worshipped Him. Then they gave Him their gifts…’[1] . The simple act of worship, with the bringing of the gifts we can – bowing down is the ultimate thing we can do. So I ask you – to who do you bow down?

Jesus said, “The greatest commandment is this, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, all your strength’”.[2] We come at Christmas, like the wise men, to bow the knee before the tiny baby come for us. It may not seem much, but in the end it is everything. There are great visions in Revelation, the last book in the Bible, where everything that is, in heaven and on earth, bows the knee in worship to the Lord God Almighty and to the Lamb who was slain to reconcile everything to God. In the Bible we hear of people overwhelmed in worship, singing praises in worship, doing battle through worship. Serving others is described as an act of worship. People long to worship…… in worship I find myself giving the very heart of my life, all that I am. Now as I said, it may not seem much, but in those moments when we stop and worship, we re-orientate ourselves to the One who is the source of all our being, and nothing could be more important.

As one of our songs today puts it: Oh what else can I do, but kneel and worship you, and come just as I am, my whole life an offering.[3]

[1] Matthew 2.11 [2] Matthew 22.36-37 [3] Graham Kendrick 1994