I just got back from a band show overseas, taking a cruise around the boot of Italy. Two major things were pointed out to me during our time on the cruise ship, and while docking and visiting the many towns during our journey.
1. The earth is absolutely breathtaking. The creation of God, created by His word (Hebrews 11:3), is truly a miraculous thing. It is amazing to me how everything was created by God in just six days (Genesis 1:3,6,9,24), and that everything is truly unique, even down to the tiniest detail.
2. I was amazed at how music crosses language and other barriers to bring people together. Even though we could barely communicate through words, the songs and emotions were strong between us on stage and those in the audience. If that can happen at a country music cruise, just think about what happens when we sing Praises to God with music at church or in groups of people in a park, or even by ourselves at home. Even in different languages, we can still praise God together. God created music in us. Even if you "can't sing", don't be afraid to use your voice and praise Him. Psalms 104:33 says we can praise the Lord as long as we have being.
I'd like to challenge us in our worship experiences on Sundays, to focus our attention on worshiping and praising God, not just as individuals, but as a group as well. When we come together, as one body, great things happen. They have in the past; I'm sure they are happening now, and they will (maybe even greater) in the future.
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