I enjoyed a wonderful season of worship this morning at the “church” (the gathering of believers – NOT the building; because a building is NEVER a “church” in Scripture!) I attend and of which I am a part. The Lord’s presence seemed so real! The singing was vibrant and heartfelt. The instrumental support was not simply “performance” – it was done worshipfully, with excellence! Prayer time was filled with faith and expectancy! The pastor’s message was God-glorifying and an “echo” of what Scripture teaches! Opportunity was given for individuals to respond in faith and commitment to the “good news” – the “gospel!” Oh what a wonderful day – the “Lord’s Day” – the day Christians (followers of Jesus) around the world, have chosen to celebrate and worship God!
And then I recalled my Bible reading during my time of “coffee with the Lord” … Psalm 92, entitled “A Song for the Sabbath” – How appropriate for the Christian day of worship – “the Lord’s Day!”
“It is GOOD to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning [that’s what we did this morning!] and your faithfulness by night [that’s what I’m doing right now!]… For You, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy! How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! … The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord! They flourish in the courts of our God! They will bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green! They declare that the Lord is upright! He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him!” (From Psalm 92 ESV)
Ahh… The Psalm captures my sentiments this Lord’s Day perfectly! It was another great “Lord’s Day” – A great day worshipping with fellow Christians… And a day reflecting on God’s goodness and greatness at home later in the day! I just love Sundays… “the Lord’s Day!”