Which Is Holier?
By James Campbell
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
Which Is Holier?
Singing a worship song or singing a lullaby?
Eating communion or eating at Waffle House?
Visiting a Christian Conference Center or visiting Walmart?
Church buildings or diaper changes?
The answer is-YES. We like to compartmentalize and try to segregate the sacred and the secular, but the truth is that Jesus went to a great deal of pain in order to tear the veil between the two. Scripture is clear in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that “Whether we eat or drink or whatever we do”, we are to do it ALL for God’s glory. Lullabies, eating at Waffle House, going to Walmart, or changing a diaper can all be acts of worship if done as unto the Lord!
We get caught up in the notion that we go to church to worship; but, for the believer, every act has the potential to be an act of worship. We are commanded to worship in everything we do. The person preaching is to be no more and no less worshipping than the postal worker, the doctor, the stay-at-home mom, the person looking for work, or the custodian.
Jesus died to bridge the gap between the sacred and the earthly, to reach out into a dead world and to redeem what is viewed by some as “secular” through giving it new life in Him! He died to tear down that veil and we have no business trying to duct tape it back together as believers.
We like to keep God in tidy little boxes. My prayer for each of us today and my hope for us is that we will BLOW UP THE BOX!!! Jesus is Lord of all and in all! Let’s celebrate the ordinary because in reality there is no such thing as the ordinary-only extraordinary things we’ve begun taking for granted. Celebrate the “ordinary”, worship God in the “ordinary”, and let’s give God the glory!
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