Friday, February 28, 2014

sheep taking selfies

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 

Psalm 95:6-7

Worship is supposed to be a humble act. It draws attention to the greatness of God. It pulls the spotlight off of ourselves. More and more we need to live in this humble worship of a great and mighty God Who is our Maker.

Our culture pressures us to take credit for ourselves. We now live in the self-aggrandizing photo essay known as Facebook and Instagram. We have become a generation "sharing" selfies (there is so much irony in that concept... "Here, let me give you this self-photographed photo of me that I really like!) We encourage this self-promotion with "likes" and commentary. And all the while, maybe not deliberately, we create a way to pull the spotlight away from the majesty of the Almighty!

But we are sheep. Dumb sheep that must be led, cared for by God at every point, and loved by our Shepherd. We are in need of the humble, pastoral view of worship to pervade our thinking and stop our self-portrait loving madness. Let's stop being sheep taking selfies! Let's worship The Lord, our God, our Maker.

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