“IS GOD PLEASED WITH OUR PRAISE?”
In September 1954 Mrs. Dolly Johnson asked me to preach for the Ushers’ annual sermon scheduled for the third Sunday at 3:00pm. Her invitation was kind but broke pulpit protocol. She should have made the request through Pastor Williamson. I believe that one year later the proper procedure was followed, and I stood for the hour. We were then without a place of our own, but Psalm 84 was the settings for the text.
This scripture has claimed us on numerous occasions since then and still yields fruitful revelations to us. Today it speaks with freshness about the seriousness and richness of worship. Is it for us a matter of convenience, preference or life all-encompassing need? As we celebrate the Ushers’ service across this past year we salute and thank them seriously. But we also look at the significance of what we all do in our worship of God. Is what we do a mere performance or is it/our worship a testimony about our real relationship to God—why and how He chooses to relate to us and how/why we seek to relate to Him?
May God bless our offerings with His good pleasure.
“God’s grace and peace be multiplied unto you. . .!”
Joy! We are one in the Lord. Let us give to Him nothing less than our best.