Have you ever noticed that it seems that many are in a hurry to get out of worship services? It also seems that many want to spend as little time in worship as they can get by with. Why do I make this observation? Here are a few things that I have noticed over the years.
Song leaders, for the most part, seldom sing the third stanza of a four stanza song. Why? Are were in a hurry? In our hymns we have a message being sung, and we often miss important and powerful thoughts by skipping stanzas in a song. Why not sing all the stanzas of a song getting the full message, spending as much time as possible lifting our voice to God in praise, and spending beneficial time in encouraging one another.
Many times I see people almost running out of services after the last amen is said. Many hurry in at the last minute (or even a few minutes late) and then hurry out. What’s the hurry? Should we not have enough love and concern for one another to spend some time associating with one another, giving words of encouragement, and welcoming our visitors?
Are we “put out” with the preacher when his sermon lasts more than 30 minutes? What’s the hurry? Where is the attitude of “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day” (Psa. 119:97)? Would we be “put out” with Paul who preached until midnight (Acts 20:7)? If we love God’s word as we ought should we not want to listen to it as much as possible?
Is it not true that we try to spend as much time as we can doing this things that we love to do? Is it not true that we look for every opportunity to be involved in that which we love? So what about the time set aside for worship? Do we treasure each moment in worship, and perhaps even longing for more time in this precious event?
Friends, what’s your hurry?
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