Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas in Heaven - Every Day Worship

“In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back…Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty – the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one who lives forever and ever. And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created.”” Revelation 4:6b, 8b-11.
In heaven, Christmas is not a special holiday. That may surprise you but I believe it's true. Everyone in heaven does that day what they did the day before and what they will do the day after. They completely and wholly worship the Father, the Spirit, and the Lamb that was born to die. God is worshiped perfectly by his servants in heaven; he can’t be worshiped more or less. As special as Christmas is to us it was not ordained by God to be observed, as communion and gathering on Sunday were.

Christmas is a wonderful, beautiful time to remember the gracious gift the Father sent to this needy world, his beloved Son! However, as we engage in the Christmas season may we remember that every day should be a day of worship to the Father for his gift of love. May we strive daily to worship the Lamb for his sacrifice and offer our praise with our whole selves. Even on earth God is not deserving of praise on one day more than another. So let’s not save our times of special reflection or thanks just for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter. Let's strive to be mindful that we were created for God’s pleasure and we can live in the joy and expression of worship every day of the year. We are most satisfied when God is glorified in our lives!

How do you express worship in your life? Is God worthy of praise every day?
{Reposted from December 2008}

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