O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalm 95:6 NRSV
This psalm is an encouraging word for us to simply worship God. Let us go, worship, bow down, humble ourselves before the living God who made and created us. We should spend time worshipping God.
Please note that it doesn't say to just go to church (although that can help us to worship). We are very capable of going to church yet not worshiping God. Many of us have learned how to go through the motions or to look like we are present even when our minds and spirits are elsewhere.
I sure hope you are going to a worship service this weekend. If you find yourself unable to go, I hope that you will spend some time in worshiping God. In either case, the focus should be on God. That's right. Not on what you wear or how badly your children behave. You shouldn't be worried about being holy or right. You should focus on being before God and recognizing your humble state. We are all dependent on God, even when we don't realize it. That is why the psalmist reminds us to worship and bow down. This is not a greeting between two equals. This is about honoring our maker. We are the lowly ones in worship. God is the supreme being to whom we give our allegiance, love and faithfulness.
O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
God, we come before you in this moment to give you the glory and praise. We worship you, God, not ourselves or the works of our hands. We humble ourselves because you have created us, you love us when we least deserve it, and you have given us the gift of salvation. Thank you, God! In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims