Have you ever stopped to consider what makes Sunday morning worship different from a concert or the roar of a crowd in Rupp Arena? I’ve been in many raucous crowds and have seen some people really pour their heart out for the Cats or their favorite musician. What is fueling this incredible, powerful, all-consuming worship scene we read about in Revelation 19? The simple answer—Jesus.
What makes worship distinct is the worth of the object being worshipped. Teams lose. Musicians fade into history and are replaced by new generations. They sing about short-term ideas we think about only while we’re here on earth. But in Revelation, the roar John hears isn’t rooted in some basketball game that will soon be forgotten. It is rooted in a deep understanding—better yet, a full realization—of who God is and what that means. Who is He? The Almighty. What is true about Him? He reigns! The natural response to recognizing God as the Almighty who reigns is worship!
When we stop to worship—whether together on a Sunday morning, in our living rooms, or in our cars—we are singing from an overflow of recognizing who God is and what He has done. This week, we’re going to be looking at both. And my prayer for all of us is that our voices will sing a little louder, with a little more passion, as they recognize the worth of the God we serve!
Each day this week, I’m going to link a worship song. Take a few minutes to listen and turn your eyes upon Jesus!