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Monday, November 24, 2008

You see, I have this soapbox....

and every now I then I take it out, blow the dust off, and climb right on... I ran into a couple that I used to know, at a restaurant today. They are a few years my senior and our paths don't cross alot. Actually, I had not seen the lady or her husband in some years. We exchanged normal pleasantries, and then got into the "where are you all going to church now?" conversation. I told them where I attended, and went on and on about how much we love it. She said, "oh, we visited there, don't you remember honey, it was the one were they sang those new songs, and raised their hands and stuff. That's just not for us." Dead on sister, it wasn't for you. It was for God. Let's don't forget it.

In the past, when you drove by churches you saw signs with wording that made you think. Catch phrases like, Chch, what's missing UR and things like that. Now, instead the signs read, "Contemporary Worship" or "Conservative Song Service". Is this what it's come too? I must say, I love the hymns. The old songs that we grew up hearing our grandparents sing, and our aunts play on the piano while somebody was cooking in the kitchen. They are great, oldies, but real goodies. So are the praise and worship songs. Most of them are taken straight out of the Psalms, not so new huh? Tell David you don't like his music.

I know we're made in God's image, though I'm not sure what all attributes we have in common. But I think when God hears people say such things, and sees churches squabble over worship meant for Him, he might throw up in his mouth just a little bit.

Okay, I'm puttin' the soapbox away now.

6 comments:

Kathryn said...

I'm with you on this one! There are going to be some really disappointed folks when we get to heaven and they see a whole lot of hand raising and worship songs going on!

BroJoey said...

Great soap box! I've found myself on that one a time or two.

4 J's said...

AMEN SISTER! Heard the same argument at my house several times!

beckyjomama said...

You said it sister!

Can't we all just get along?

HUH?

Kim Sue said...

gotta love some soapbox preaching :o)

Jenn said...

Um, yea. Wow. Seriously. Mack truck - meet my forehead! We're created in God's image, but what attributes do we share. Phew! That's a mouthful and something to cause us to pause and really think of what we're doing to be the best representative of Christ that we can be. When we have fits over songs and methods of worship, it makes me crazy. Worship is between me & God. I don't care what I look like, what I'm singing or who's watchin'. If did care, then the question would be, who exactly am I worshiping exactly? Great post.
Happy Thanksgiving!