Worship in community
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”
– A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine
Worship always brings unity, it always brings community
We look away from our differences and we look to Christ.
That is what brings unity to the body and community among people.
In our third week of the 100 days of ascent we read Psalm 122 and focus on the theme Worship in community. Some of our team have already started creating so check it out below. We hope that you are inspired and would love to see what you create – so join us for the #100daycreativechallenge on Instagram.
A song of ascents. Of David.
I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
in your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up—
the tribes of the Lord—
to praise the name of the Lord
according to the statute given to Israel.
There stand the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity.
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