Wednesday, July 19, 2017
John 4:23: [Jesus is saying,] "But a time is coming—and now is here–when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers."
God wants YOU to worship Him is spirit and in truth. God wants YOU and He is looking for YOU. The question is, "Where are YOU?"
It was said to me many years ago, "I don't need to go to 'Church' in order to worship God. All I do is walk up to the mountain top and I 'commune' with God in nature." That may be "in spirit," maybe, but it's not in truth. The truth is that worship happens when we are together around God and His Word. Worship is receiving the truth, God's truth, together with other believers in Jesus' life as the fulfillment of God's Law, death as the one time sacrifice for the forgiveness of all sins of every person, resurrection to grant a brand new sin free life both now and forever, and ascension to heaven as He went to prepare a castle for us, we worship God in spirit and in truth.
God wants YOU! He is seeking YOU to worship Him. Let Him bring YOU to worship. Dear God, keep seeking us and draw us closer to YOU! Amen!
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.