As many of you know the lockdown here in Ontario has intensified. We have been issued stay at home orders and strongly warned against non-compliance. But today is God's day. So what are we to do?
Actually, there isn't much to deliberate. No need to pray and seek counsel. God has made His will known. On His day we gather to worship Him. Other days are for the body, this day is for the soul. Other days service is rendered to earthly masters, this day service is rendered to our King.
In a few minutes I will head out to church with my family. These days we don't know what that will mean. As unlikely as arrest seems, it has happened; and so I never know as I make my way to church if I will return home or not. It puts a whole new light on worship. Its costly now in a way it never was before.
But here's what has happened... instead of struggling under the 'burden' of this price tag, it is as if the Lord has made it light and easy. Other pastors have told me the same. More than ever we have known and sensed that He - Jesus - is worthy. If we knew it before we know it now more than ever!
No price is too great for a Saviour so matchless in beauty. And so today praise waits for God in Zion. It does. God's people will gather. We will pay whatever price is required at our hands... not murmuring, not pining, not sad - but rejoicing. This is a good day, for we serve a very good and faithful God. Happy is the people whose God is the Lord.
We have many hopes for this day. But our great hope is that our great Saviour will be magnified. He is worthy. Let us then give Him the worship and honour He is due!