What If I told you that Jesus himself worshiped The Father in singing. What If I told you He led His disciples in musical worship.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it. He broke the bread, gave it to them, and said, “Take this. This is my body.” Then he took a cup, spoke a prayer of thanksgiving, and gave the cup to them. They all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood, the blood of the promise.It is poured out for many people… After that, they sang a hymn and they went to the Mount of Olives. - Mark 14:26
Okay, get this. Here’s a guy who is about to get crucified and about to be nailed on the cross for our sins. For the very last time before He sends himself on that tree, He meets with His disciples and ate with them. On top of that, He stops and Worships The Father along with His disciples. How crazy is that?!
And then it hit me. How many times do I actually stop and worship God even when life gets tough? Or am I just worshiping Him when life seems easy? When you think about, Jesus knew He’s going to die on that cross for us and yet He still had the peace and strength to worship God, In-spite of what’s about to happen to Him.
It’s so easy to pray and come to God when things are going well. It’s easy to worship when things are going smoothly. But life isn’t always easy. He gives us challenges. He gives us trials. He allows suffering and gives us the opportunity to Abide in Him so that we can persevere and we can endure. In the end, He is pruning us to be more like Christ. After all that’s the goal right? To Live Like Christ.
For some us, like me, I can just pick up my guitar and start singing. Or when I’m in my car, I can just put my ipod on shuffle and start singing. But If you’re not musically talented, that’s fine. You have a voice use it. Even if you can’t sing a simple song that declares the truth about God’s faithfulness is all what it takes. Don’t even worry if you don’t have a good voice. Who cares? You’re singing to the God who created you so sing!
So tonight, I wanna encouraged you that no matter what your circumstances look like, remember that He is far above any of those circumstances. Remember that no matter what happens, He deserves our worship. Why? because through Christ, not only we are saved from eternal damnation, but we have eternal life through Christ.
When all else fails, remember this isn’t our home. Our home is in Heaven with Him.