The greatest of cathedrals are not made by the hands of men, but by the very hand of God Himself. In those cathedrals, you can go to pray and to listen to the sounds that are not sounds made by men.
If you listen very carefully, you may even hear the voice of God.
People often say that they can worship God anywhere; in the desert, by the sea, in the forest… I happen to agree with them, for these are wonderful places to worship Him. Surrounded by His awesome creation, taking it all in, it revives our spirit.
I can only think of one better place to worship God than in the midst of His creation, and that is in the midst of His people, for when we are in the midst of His people, we are not only surrounded by His handiwork, but we are also right in the midst of His purpose.
Thank you for this. So simple, isn’t it? But how often we mistake… church as a what… church as a where. Where to Him, “church” is a “who”.
It always seems to come down to a “who” doesn’t it?
Powerful! Thank you for the beauty and the power.
Thank you Pail
Amen to that! The trees and forest (nature in general) were always my refuge even before I knew iy was God’s spirit there. Great photo!
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I loved this and so very true!
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Thank you – what a great post – my favorite worshipping is in nature – but what you said about the people and what Little Monk said about the “who” (down in Whoville 😉 – is the most important. The Church is the Who ( not the band – I’m feeling silly now )
Thank you again, cate
Thank you cate; it kind of makes me a little giddy too to think about such things
John 4: 21 “Women, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the father. “You worship what you do not know, for salvation is from the Jews. “But an hour is coming, and is now, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. “God is spirit, and those who worship Hm must worship in truth and spirit.”
Great post sir!
As I read In His Cathedral, I recalled the moments on this earth where I felt awe struck and reverent. Then I recalled God’s detailed instructions in the OT to his people about the construction and furnishing of the temple. A hymn came to mind, For the Beauty of the Earth (http://youtu.be/MHIfRLNYUGw.) Thanks for starting my morning with worship.
Thank you Meredith for those wonderful thoughts… and a classic old hymn!
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
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I often post something on Saturday afternoons as a reminder concerning where all Christians should really be tomorrow morning. This week, I am going to let someone else say it much better than I could. This is a beautiful reminder concerning the importance of being in God’s House.
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