The last couple posts have been reflecting on that great passage in Habakkuk 2:14
But the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
I thought instead of getting into the context of ancient Israel, Lebanon and the surrounding areas of the time I would look at it from more modern angles like God and the otherness of creation, and what that means we can believe about him (justice for all).
Well for my final reflection I think we need to say something about the nature of worship.
Worship is to make real what you trust to be true about your beliefs. Raised hands cause you’re willing to surrender, sing cause He’s there, the wine and bread because his death and resurrection reorder the universe, love because God is love.
I know it can be hard to have “faith” in things you can’t see. But luckily we know most of life can not be seen.
So far I’ve reflected on the knowledge of God and what it means for his justice and our joy. But any bit of knowledge that is true is easily testable even if it’s about invisible things, like joy and justice. Worship should be the most basic expression from true knowledge.
Worship is one of the best ways to benefit from seeing the reality of what our faith is in. So worship like you did when you were a child. Wonder again. Watch the universe change around you.
Have mercy on those who doubt including yourself and watch it melt away to raised hands, knees that hold a praying body, or thoughts that focus on the good, just, and beautiful.
Hope again my friend.