Why go to church?
Why do we go?
To worship? Worship who? How?
We worship the one who created us and then bought us back when we sold ourselves into sin. We worship With our words, with our music, with our gifts and offerings.
It is so easy to get caught up in business of church that we miss the real reason that we came together.
Matthew 21 records Jesus’ encounter with the folks who had lost their way.
“12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[e] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[f]”
14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.
16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,
“‘From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise’[g]?”
17 And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night.”
I lose my way. I’ve been there recently, so concerned about the mechanics of how we worship that I have forgotten who I worship.
Forgive me Father God. Help me see you and worship you well. You alone are worthy of my praise and adoration.