Worship is God’s enjoyment of us and our enjoyment of Him.
— Graham Kendrick

 I was thinking this morning about a time a number of years ago when Jeremy and I were on an airplane after a week at a youth camp in Missouri.  It was one of those hot summer days, but the sky was overcast as we boarded.  The flight started and we settled in, but after a while, we hit some turbulence - heat pockets, the pilot called them - that caused the plane to take what seemed like huge plunges that would take your breath and then the plane would shake like crazy.  I wanted to assure my son that all was well, but inside I was scared to death!  I was quoting every verse I could remember and singing every worship song that would come to mind.  This went on for a few minutes, but it seemed much longer.  Then, after climbing to a higher altitude, the ride all of the sudden became smooth.  As we looked out the window, we could see the white clouds below and the sun that bounced its rays off the wings.  Isn’t life like that?  You settle in for a smooth ride and all of the sudden you’re in the middle of a crisis that drops you and bounces you around!  So, where is God in all of that?  Right where He was before it started, and right where He’ll be when it’s over....on the throne of the universe ruling and reigning and watching over His own.  “I’m so glad I learned to trust Him, Precious Jesus, Savior Friend.  And I know that He is with me, will be with me to the end.”

Looking forward to worship this Sunday.  We’ll start the day with the choir singing “Come Now and Sing.”  Let’s fill the house with praise!