My wife Jan and I recently had a holiday touring South Australia, and it was great to meet up with people in several churches as we travelled. What really spoke to us was the importance of worship in the life of Christians. Worship helps us link faith with life's journey.
On the Eyre Peninsula we worshiped in the setting of an historic woolshed on Bramfield Station.
During the service a sheep was shorn and the focus was on prayer for all the people involved in farming and woollen garment production. It was a wonderful way to relate faith to life’s jobs and to people’s careers. I was challenged with the thought that we should always see God in our everyday tasks. For the Christian there is no separation between sacred and secular. God reigns in all areas of our lives.
At the service we also celebrated what the wool industry does for us in producing clothes and providing income for many. The historic setting reminded us that as we look back over the generations, we all have much to celebrate and, for which to give thanks.
What about your family? As you look back what is there that you can give thanks for. The Christian believes that all that has been accomplished has been achieved by the grace of God. It is a confidence that also points us to the future. God’s grace is with us as we walk in the faith of Christ and seek to live out the Gospel.
After the service we shared a wonderful, country-style lunch. So much to eat, so much to share, and so much to enjoy. Fellowship is a great part of worship, as we connect with God and each other. That is meant to be part of the life of every believer and is one of the marks of the Kingdom.