Last night at our church we had a Worship Night. Three bands played...lots of people came...it was great. And not only because there were 3 bands or lots of people. We truly had a night centered around worshipping God.
As I was standing on stage singing with our band, I looked out across the audience and saw people with their hands raised all over the audience. It was encouraging to see people participating in worship that way. I looked over to my right and saw a little girl with both of her hands up, her eyes closed, and singing her heart out! She knew every word to the song by memory. She had heard that one before. The words were,
"At the cross I bow my knee. Where Your blood was shed for me. There's no greater love than this. You have overcome the grave. Your glory fills the highest place. What can separate me now?"
It was evident she meant every word she was singing. I had a hard time not getting a bit emotional when I saw this because as adults we have such a hard time expressing how we feel about God. We get caught up in what we look like when we raise our hands or how we sound when we sing out loud. She didn't care. I am pretty sure she wasn't thinking, "I wonder if anyone is looking at me right now"...."I hope I am not too loud"...she was just simply singing to God.
Out of everything that happened over the course of the 2 hours we were at church that image of her stuck in my head. Then I got a text from my mom with this picture of Julia from the Worship Service.
We are God's CHILDREN...maybe we should try worshipping Him like they do...