THE WORD FOR TODAY
Nehemiah 10-14 (Click to read Today’s Word)
Nehemiah 12:27 27 Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings and singing, with cymbals and stringed instruments and harps.
One of the most amazing times of worship in my life was at the dedication of a New Sanctuary. The new sanctuary was packed with people. The singing was awesome. The preaching just touched the heart. Surely the presence of the Lord was in that place.
The Levites were being brought to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication of the wall around Jerusalem. There would great singing and thanksgiving and celebration. They should sing and celebrate for God had led them through a grueling task in rebuilding the Wall around Jerusalem.
I consider every gathering of God’s people an opportunity for gladness, thanksgiving and singing. We have a wonderful privilege of praising our Living Redeemer. We have the joy of celebrating HIS life in us and through us. Each gathering of God’s people is our chance to say, “Thank you”, to HIM who has loved with the greatest LOVE in the world…the gift of HIS Son, Jesus Christ our LORD.
I pray that you will enter your sanctuary this Sunday with fresh appreciation for the opportunity you have to Worship HIM!!!
Father, as the deer pants for streams of living water…so my soul longs to know You more…may I grow to know you more through my worship…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!