If we will not worship the Lord our God now, when will we?
It would be as if we had been brought up out of Egypt, out of slavery, delivered with all the power and might of the Almighty God, set free that we might worship Him in the desert, and found the desert not to our liking.
As long as turmoil and wickedness and injustice remain in the earth, we will worship. The One we serve is our only hope.
We will worship on behalf of those who cannot, and if for a brief moment, I cannot, or you cannot, others will worship for us, praising our God, our Great High Priest, Who has had to see and experience all the ills, all the pain, all hardness, all the evil that could have been so good, and ever turning every stream toward a faithful, glorious end, if only we would lend our consent to His so good will.
It is the will of the Son of God that we should worship and serve the Father, the Father who gave and sent Him. That much we know, and that we can accomplish.
His banner over us is love.
Anselm Feuerbach, Mirjam
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