A group of teenagers from America went to Belize. While there, they visited a Nursing Home. In the home, there was a man in a wheelchair who had had a stroke and could not speak. Since they couldn’t speak with the man, they decided to sing to him. As they sang, something amazing happened. The man who couldn’t talk began to sing. With enthusiasm, he belted out “How Great Thou Art” right along with his new friends.
It was a wonderful moment for everyone. This man who had lost his ability to talk, now could sing. This man’s love for God broke through the barriers and poured forth in joyous worship.
We all have worship barriers. Maybe it’s a relationship conflict or a money problem, or maybe it’s the Coronavirus that has closed all of our churches. We have just been told that Phase I will let some churches open on May 24 with only 25 in attendance if local churches do certain things. There are all kinds of barriers that keep us or distract us from worship.
The non-talking man in the wheelchair reminds us that the greatness and majesty of God can over-come any barrier. “O Lord, My God – when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.
Are you struggling in your worship? Read Psalm 96 and you will find your obstacles and objections replaced by praise!
Prayer: God we want to praise you in worship. Guide us to a full understanding of your majesty and remind us that you are worthy of praise!
Psalm 96: 4 –Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.
Author: Tommy Herndon