October 8th 2010

Interface With the Infinite

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)

I read somewhere that sacred music and the sacraments are links that allow finite human beings to interface with the infinite.  If we are not at church each week, we miss out on some of the wonderful opportunities to connect with God through the many forms of worship we share together there—hymns, prayer, fellowship, communion, listening to the Word of God, etc.

Recently in church at Watford, the man who led us in Intercessory Prayer shared a story about two boys outside the window of a poor widow.  Hearing her prayer to God for her daily bread, the boys played a trick on her and threw a loaf of bread through the window!  The widow raised her voice in thanks to God for sending bread, whereupon the boys laughed at the window and said, “God didn’t send you bread—we did.”  She countered with, “The devil may have bought it, but God sent it!”

God can use each of us to bless someone else and answer his or her prayers!  In the Worship we continued with the hymn “Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace”, and a short video clip called Speaking Of Life by Dr. Joseph Tkach, from our Church’s international headquarters website, www.gci.org  <www.gci.org/media> , about The Good Samaritan, where I saw a new analogy—for example, the wine and oil used by the Good Samaritan can be symbolic of the blood of Christ shed for our sins, and the Holy Spirit that dwells in us bringing healing.

However familiar you are with the scriptures you can always learn something new to apply in your personal life from the worship at Church.  Why not try it?

Prayer
Your ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours, Father in Heaven.  Thank you for providing an interface through which we can learn and be connected with you.
Amen

Study by Nancy Silcox 

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