Worship as Life
Other than that, it was another Monday. Busy, crazy and full, but good. I could give you the debrief on the day, but that would be a little boring for both you and I. Instead, I thought I would talk a little bit about my day yesterday, especially the worship at church.
Throughout my Christian life, I have always found music to be one of the ways I relate to God the best. Even though I can't carry a tune in a bucket and it's been almost a decade since I really played my flute, I still find worshipping through music to be a powerful experience. I've been blessed with some great worship leaders in my life, especially my friends Paul & Abigail. I first met them when I was a young Christian, not sure about much, but drawn to a deeper relationship with my Creator. Through years at CSF, I learned about myself, about God, and how music could help bridge the divide.
I was reminded of that relationship again this weekend when Paul & Abigail were down leading worship in Tim's absence. Because they were among my first real worship leaders and Christian mentors, I know I am partial. Still, it was such a good feeling this weekend -immediately transported to the foot of grace with music and prayer. It wasn't just the set, it wasn't just the leaders, it wasn't just the lights or the message - it was the entire experience wrapped up in one.
One of the songs we sang was fairly new to me - Chris Tomlin's "I Will Follow." The lyrics are still rolling around in my head today:
Where You go, I'll go
Where You stay, I'll stay
When You move, I'll move
I will follow You
Who You love, I'll love
How You serve I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow You
I will follow You
How I hope to live those lyrics in my life. And, while I am trying to live them, I will continue to be drawn to the cross through music, through those around me, through the promise that He will be there, no matter how I get there.